Donate or sell items
Consider donating your unwanted items instead of sending them to landfill. Donating is great for your community and the environment.
You can donate unwanted items to a local Op Shop. The money they raise from selling second-hand items helps support disadvantaged people and improve social outcomes.
Please make sure any items you donate are in good condition. You should also phone before you drop by, as some stores may be closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alternatively, you can save donations for when stores reopen or check if they have a donation bin.
Find your nearest Op Shop on the Darebin Op Shop Map or the Sustainable Darebin Map.
Darebin Hard Rubbish Heroes
Darebin Hard Rubbish Heroes (DHRH) is a community-run Facebook group that helps save usable items from landfill.
Simply put your unwanted items on the the Darebin Hard Rubbish Heroes Facebook page or post a request for them to contact you with other options.
WeCycle is a volunteer-run community bike shed in Northcote. You can donate unwanted bicycles and parts to be refurbished and given it to someone who needs it.
Visit the WeCycle website for more.
Big Group Hug
You can donate unwanted baby and children's accessories and toys to Big Group Hug if they're in good condition. Big Group Hug gives them directly to families through maternal and child health workers and welfare agencies.
Visit the Big Group Hug donation page for more.
Advertise and sell your items
There are many options for advertising your unwanted items:
- Advertise in the classified section of the Trading Post or your local newspaper.
- Advertise on eBay.
- Put an advertisement on Gumtree, Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist or your local Good Karma Network.
- Advertise to the world on the Community Exchange Network, the only global network that uses different exchange systems.
- Hold a garage sale or market stall.
- Visit the Recycling Near You Pass It On page.
- Visit Freecycle, a non-profit movement of people who give and receive items online.