You should consider donating your unwanted items instead of sending them to landfill. This is great for your community and the environment. Check out these options.
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.
Darebin Hard Rubbish Heroes
Darebin Hard Rubbish Heroes is a community-run Facebook group that helps save usable items from landfill. Simply put your unwanted items on their Facebook page, or post a request for them to contact you with other options.
You can donate unwanted bicycles and parts to WeCycle, a volunteer-run community bikeshed in Northcote. WeCycle will refurbish your bicycle and give it to someone who needs it.
For more information visit the WeCycle website.
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.
For more information visit the Big Group Hug donation page.