Don't throw it! Repair or donate it!

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As the saying goes, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.  So before you throw out that old clothing you have outgrown, or old furniture you no longer have a need for, think to yourself "I wonder if someone else could get some use out of it?".

Repairing items

 Do you have items in need of repair?

The Repair Café is all about connecting over a cuppa, sharing skills and learning to DIY your own repairs (for free!). Volunteers are keen and capable to help rescue items which would otherwise be thrown away.

Just bring along your small home appliances, toys, tools, clothes, bags and accessories. The Repair Cafe can help return your treasured items to use and save them from landfill.

The Repair Cafe is open every second Sunday of the month at the Yarraville Community Centre, 59 Francis St, Yarraville. Visit the website to find out more.

Donating items

If the household items you have no need for are in good condition you can donate them to your local charity. Below you'll find a list of charities and organisations ready to accept your goods and help those in need.

Alternatively, you can visit the Australian Opportunity Shop Listing website to search for your local community and charitable organisation stores.

Organisation

Donations accepted

More information

Brotherhood of St Laurence

Clothing and household furniture in good condition.

Free collection service available.

www.bsl.org au
St Vincent de Paul

Clothing, general items, books, household furniture in good condition.

Free collection service available.

www.vinnies.org.au
Salvation Army

Clothing, general items, books, household furniture in good condition.

Free collection service available.

www.salvos.org.au

St Kilda Mums

Nursery equipment, baby and children clothing and baby and children toys in good condition.

Limited free collection service available. Limited courier service available.

www.stkildamums.org
Big Group Hub

Clothing, blankets, toys, books, cots, prams and more in good condition.

Limited free collection service available.

www.biggrouphug.org
Mobile Muster Old mobile phones.

www.mobilemuster.com.au

SCR Group

Clothing/textile items and electrical waste items.

Visit our recycle your electrical and clothing items page via the link below to view locations of donation hubs.

www.scrg.com.au
Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne Bicycles and bicycle equipment. www.bicyclesforhumanity.com