Reverse Garage Sale

Many thanks to the team of volunteers who helped out at our annual Reverse Garage Sale. Together we saved a tonne (literally) of items from landfill, and many high-quality items have gone on to find new homes.

It’s time to declutter! … and save things from landfill

Here is the list of items which can be repurposed or recycled:

  • Batteries
  • Bicycles (in reasonable condition, i.e. not too much rust!)
  • Bras & swimwear (new & used)
  • Children’s books, atlases (without USSR), dictionaries & encyclopedias from 2005 onward
  • Clothing in good condition, especially men’s clothing, sleepwear, clean, unstained bedding, shoes & socks (clean/near new), backpacks
  • Other clothing, handbags, shoes, accessories, toys
  • Computers & IT equipment, cables, printers, laptops, LCD screens, switches, tablets…
  • VCR, DVD & CD players, electronic games & toys, stereos, ipods
  • DVDs, CDs, VHS, cassette tapes & cases, floppy disks, printer cartridges, toner bottles
  • Digital cameras, video cameras
  • Fabric (pieces A4 or larger) & wool
  • Glasses (for distance & reading)
  • Hearing aids
  • Light globes – incandescent, compact fluorescent, downlight & fluorescent tubes
  • Mobile phones, batteries, chargers & accessories
  • Musical instruments (guitars, violins, percussion, recorders, etc)
  • Reusable shopping bags
  • Sporting equipment in good condition – sports shoes/boots, balls, bags, bats, racquets, gloves, helmets, etc
  • Toiletries or essentials (unopened) that anyone in need may require
  • Towels, blankets, flat sheets, pillowcases, pet accessories [NOT pillows or cushions]
  • Used stamps (from envelopes)
  • X-rays

These items can all be reused, repurposed or recycled!

Find out more.