Thread: collect

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Have your old clothing and electrical items collected for free right from your front door by using the Thread: collect service.  All items collected are reused or recycled which prevents them from becoming landfill.

Supported by SCR Group, residents can call or make a booking online to have their unwanted clothes, household items and small electrical waste collected for recycling.

How to access the service

To access the free service:

  1. Book your collection by phone or online.
  2. Bag your items using standard household bags.
  3. Put your unwanted clothes by your front door the night before for collection.

Textile and electronic waste increasing

Textile waste and electronic waste, also known as e-waste, are two of the fastest growing waste categories in Melbourne.

Textile waste makes up approximately 4% of waste sent to landfill throughout Melbourne.

Electronic waste is also a growing concern and Council is committed to providing residents with electronic recycling options in preparation for the State Government’s ban of e-waste from landfill which will come into effect on 1 July 2019.

The collection service supports Council’s Waste Minimisation Strategy that aims to substantially increase our waste to landfill diversion rate from 34% to 46%.

For more information on the Thread: collect service and what can and cannot be accepted, visit the SCR Group’s website via the link below.