Useful links to recycling and practicing responsible disposal are two of the simplest things we can do to reduce our impact on the environment. For example, recycling six aluminium cans saves enough energy to offset a 10km car trip.
To ethically declutter and make your project easier and help divert waste from landfill, we are constantly looking for ways to reduce waste and responsibly recycle our unwanted stuff within Australia and other points around the globe.
We want to help you save time, energy and help protect our environment. We welcome your contributions, please email us your hot recycling resources, and watch this space for frequent updates.
Not everything needs to be recycled, somethings can be responsibly donated, by donating we are extending the life of an item, which reduces embodied energy and helps turn clutter into opportunities
- Australian Men’s Shed The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is the peak body supporting almost 1000 Men’s Sheds and is recognised as one of Australia’s largest male based community development organisations.
- Baptist Care Winter appeal, domestic violence supported accommodation.
- Bulk Fill Directory Shopping at bulk stores allows you to buy everything from flour to rice to shampoo using your own reusable containers, meaning you can enjoy all your staples without the nasty packaging.
- Brotherhood of St Lawrence Used Books online bookstore , buy of donate quality books
- Boomerang Bags Donate fabric, thread, sewing machines, over lockers
- EcoActiv solutions cover product stewardship operations and recycling services for e-waste, batteries, globes, mobiles and other problem wastes.
- Ecoloads an environmentally minded platform connecting customers and transporters for hard-to-ship items.
- Fitted for Work: Fitted for Work is a service committed to helping long term unemployed and disadvantaged women obtain work, maintain employment and ultimately achieve financial independence.
- Footpath Library The Footpath Library aims to enrich the quality of life for homeless people, encourage literacy and promote a society that is well informed about homelessness.
- Garage Sale Trail One big day of simultaneous garage sales around the country, Garage Sale Trail is a fun and social way to promote reuse, reduce, waste to landfill, build communities and enable fundraising. Eco Organiser® is proud to be an Ambassador for Garage Sale Trail 2015 & 2016. National Ambassador 2017
- GIVIT Goods for Good Causes
- H & M Conscious Guide to fashion recycling
- International Map of Tool Libraries
- iFixt The free repair guide for everything, written by everyone.
- Institute for Challenging Disorganization
- Kids Under Cover Donate Your Car® national fundraising initiative. It’s the hassle-free way to get rid of an unwanted vehicle at no cost to you, while making a valuable tax-deductible donation to help prevent youth homelessness.
- National Prison Book Program
- Paintback Paintback® is taking unwanted paint and packaging’s colourful past to a brighter future of responsible disposal and innovative reuse.
- Recycling Near You: On this site you can search for information about the recycling and waste services offered by your council.
- Recycling Near You: Ink Cartridges
- Refugee Council of Australia The Refugee Council of Australia encourages donating goods to refugees or people seeking asylum.
- Repair Cafe Are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need.
- SALVOS Help the environment and your community by donating your quality used clothing, furniture and home wares to Salvos Stores.
- Sell Uni Text Books
- Share the Dignity collects thousands of pads, tampons and personal hygiene products every YEAR for women experiencing homelessness and poverty.
- Share Waste Connect people who wish to recycle their kitchen scraps with their neighbours who are already composting, worm-farming or keep chickens.
- Shoes for Planet Earth: A charity working together with local communities to provide recycled running shoes to those in need around the world.
- Soft Landing Mattress recycling- ACT, N.S.W, WA and Victoria
- Street Libraries are a beautiful home for books, planted in your front yard. They are accessible from the street, and are an invitation to share the joys of reading with your neighbours.
- Sustainable Salons rescues up to 95% of salon resources from landfill and finds repurposing solutions that benefit the environment and give back to the community. Find a Sustainable Salon in NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD, SA, WA or New Zealand here.
- The Return Unwanted Medicines project is a federal government funded initiative that provides all Australians with a free and convenient way to dispose of unwanted and expired household medicines by returning them to their local pharmacy.
- Terracycle Offers a range of free programs that are funded by conscientious companies, as well as recycling solutions available for purchase for almost every form of waste. Beauty products, Bread Bag Closures, Cleaner packaging, Oral Care packaging, Coffee Capsules, Coffee pods, Contact Lenses, L’Occitane, Mailing satchels, Pens and much more.
- Uplift Bras Organisation For women in disadvantaged communities a bra is often unobtainable or affordable. This project collects new and second hand bras and sends them wherever we have requests.
- Women’s Federation for World Peace The Australian Chapter supports women and families within the Pacific Islands and gratefully accepts quality sewing machines to start Women’s Sewing Centers, and quality primary or secondary aged books to start libraries in Pacific Island schools.
- Ziilch: Where stuff goes free
- Drop Zone FREE nationwide recycling service for televisions, computers, printers and computer peripherals. Available to all householders, small business and schools.
- ERNI Are grateful for, and rely on, donations of computers and related equipment in working order or not.Selected computers are refurbished and made available to people with disabilities.
- Mobile Muster The official recycling program of the Australian Mobile Phone Industry. Tips from Mobile Muster to remove your data and safely recycle your mobile phone
- TechCollect: Recycling e-waste responsibly. Free national recycling service for computers, computer accessories and TV’s (e-waste)
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- Animal Welfare Centre Kool gear, clam shell pools and wading pools, ice & ice blocks , bandanas , cameras – Go-pro, cardboard boxes, paper ream boxes, cat care items, snuggle safes, vinyl or leather lounges , 2-seater or single seater for animal areas that are easy cleaned and disinfected.Towels and blankets – please no quilts
- Dress for Work The program provides immediate and practical support to men seeking employment. Bankstown and Westmead Sydney
- Mattress Recyclers
- Lawson’s Auctioneers and Valuers Sydney
- Sell Text Books
- Recycle whitegoods
- The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre An environmental charity and cooperative committed to stopping usable items from going to landfill. Storefronts in Marrickville and Parramatta selling second-hand furniture, appliances, household goods, salvaged building materials, bikes, books and more
- Tool Library Blue Mountains, Inner West Sydney
- Endeavour Foundation
- Give Now-Give Clothes
- Friends with dignity High demand items- sheets, linen, towels, doona insets and pillows, kitchen cutlery and crockery, laundry items, toiletries, gift vouchers for purchasing things like power boards and cords, picture hooks, curtain rods, fresh flowers and fruit for the dining room and those other little bits and pieces. To find out current requires email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr Mattress Recyclers Gold Coast, Brisbane
- RizeUp Rizeup Australia is a community-driven organisation of passionate men and women, dedicated to supporting the many families affected by domestic and family violence.
- Tool Library- Brisbane
- Adelaide Sustainability Centre A public space and community hub, looking to connect with like-minded individuals and groups–together stepping into a sustainable future, and connecting with our environment.
- Bikes for Refugees
- Books Rotary Book Exchange
- Bras Donate bras- Uplift
- Cars Donate cars- Kids Under Cover
- EESSA Inc is a not for profit organisation supporting and strengthening early education services to engage children, families and educators in sustainability; member of the National Alliance of ECE EfS Associations.
- Hotel-sized toiletries
- Hutt St Centre Donate Quality clothing and footwear, blankets or other small household items. Please ring to check current”wish list” (08) 8418 2500
- Musical Instruments– Musical Instruments for Refugees Donate small instruments only
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- Recycle Batteries
- Recycle E Waste
- Sports Shoes Donate shoes- Shoes for Planet Earth
- Treasure Boxes Giving goods to kids in need
- EPA Recycling Directory
- Foodbank of Tasmania Inc. is a not-for-profit, non-denominational organisation that supplies food to over 200 Tasmanian welfare agencies as well as school breakfast programs in 85 schools. Gratefully accepts food and groceries or make a financial donations.
- St Giles Toy Library Donations of good quality toys and games are always welcome. No soft toys thank you, for more details on joining or donating, contact:
- Save the Children Accept good quality books and toys at 158 Murray St Hobart. All money raised goes to our programs in Tasmania working with young children, families and youths. They also take children’s clothing from newborn to age 12.
- Resource Coop Tasmania : Accepts most unwanted household items (furniture clothes, e-waste, toys books)
- Boots for All -Exist to break down barriers to sport participation & strengthen communities by collecting & distributing quality, new & near-new sports equipment to vulnerable Australians. donate sports equipment & sports apparel.
- Eastern Emergency Relief Network: The core objective of EERN is to make available furniture and other household essentials & non perishable parcels as emergency aid to those in need.
- Habitat for Humanity: Building Homes, Building Community, Building Hope
- Maroondah Hoarding and Squalor Network
- Mums Supporting Families in Need MSFIN is a fully volunteer run organisation providing quality material aid to struggling Victorian families. Nursery essentials, clothing, footwear, Manchester, food and toiletries
- Reverse Art Truck
Re-use, Recycle, Revive, Re-invent, Revamp, Renew and Reduce! Reverse Art Truck Inc. (formerly Reverse Garbage Truck Inc.) is a non profit organisation that has been in operation for over 30 years, for all your recycled art materials
- SCR Group (Southern Cross Recycling) provides convenient community recycling banks for 24hr drop-off of clothing, household goods and e-waste for reuse and recycling.
- St Kilda Mums If you have nursery equipment, clothes or toys that you no longer use, we can get it to someone who really needs it.
- Tool Library Brunswick
- Wear for Success support people in what can often be a long and difficult search for employment, by providing professional attire and work related training.
- Repair Cafe Perth is an initiative based in the the Western Australian suburb of Mount Hawthorn that aims to minimise waste and strengthen our community.
- Waste Authority
Eco Organise your space
- ecoHome Retrofit Plan Learn how you can create a step-by-step plan to keep your winter warmth in and the summer heat out. Discover draught proofing, insulation and retrofit double glazing solutions specified and installed by thermal efficiency experts, ecoMaster.
- GreenPainters is the sustainability initiative of the National Institute of Painting and Decorating. It is the national eco- certification program for painting contractors; providing training, consumer information and skills to promote environmentally preferable coatings technology.
- Association of Personal Photo Organizers The Photo Organizers are professionals who help clients tell their stories with photos and videos.
- Children of Hoarders
- Boomerang Bags Boomerang Bags is about making bags, diverting waste, starting conversations, connecting with each other, fostering sustainable behaviour, and having fun! You and your local community can be involved in any or all of this process.
- Dress for Success Worldwide promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women.
- Freecycle It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns and neighborhoods.
- Hoarding Home Solutions is on a mission to provide practical, affordable, easily accessible, online training that empowers people to work effectively with confidence and compassion to resolve a hoarding situation.
- Terracycle Beauty products, Cleaner packaging, Oral Care packaging, Coffee capsules, Kids pouch and snacks, L’Occitane, Mailing satchels tooth brushes, bread tags and much more.
- Aluminium Foil
- Bikes Donated second-hand bikes, fix them up, and donate them to refugees and asylum seekers. Some of the bikes we receive are sold in our shop, to help fund our work.
- Books British Heart Foundation Free collection of clothes, books and more
- Books Give a Book Projects for Prisons
- We Buy Books
- Bread Bags-Hovis® to make all LDPE bread bags recyclable nationwide.
- Cars- Donate Breast Cancer World Animal Protection Org UK
- Complete the Cycle- Inhalers
- Domestic Homewares and Furnishes Reuse Network supports more than 150 reuse charities across the UK to help them alleviate poverty, reduce waste and tackle climate change.
- Dental Equipment donate
- European Recycling Platform WEEE, batteries, and packaging recycling – all supported by our unique data services.
- Food Bank Trussell Trust aim is to end hunger and poverty in the UK.
- Football Boots
- Golf Clubs donate
- Hair donate
- Ink cartridges
- Jewellery donate
- Just Clear™ – House & Property Clearance, Rubbish Removals and Waste Clearance company
- Kitchen donate
- Knitting Machine donate
- Lawns Mowers donate
- Light globes
- Mobile Phones
- Nappies donate
- Old Textbooks donate
- Paintcare- Paint
- Prosthetic Limbs donate
- Recycle At Home
- Recycling in the UK by County
- Recycle Now
- Recycle Now- Medicines
- Recycle Now -Mobile Phones
- Recycle Your Gadgets for Cash
- Recycling Guide Org UK
- Recycle Ink Cartridges
- Repair Café
- Scrap Metal Merchants- Sell or recycle metal
- Shelter accept good quality second-hand items
- Spectacles donate
- Tools donate
- Tool Library
- Unused Medicines Return
- Violins donate
- Wandsworth Oasis s a local charity raising money for people living with HIV, largely through its ten charity shops in and around the borough.
- Where to Recycle
- Wool donate
- Women’s Aid donate
- Xbox and Games donate
- Yoga Mats Check before donating to Crisis at Christmas
- Zero Waste Near Me
- Better Organised Decluttering, organising and PA services for the home or office, on a pay-as-you-go basis.
- Changeworks Recycling mattresses
- Clear Mountain Professional Organising & Lifestyle Coaching, specialising in 1-1 coaching for clients with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia etc. catering for each clients individual needs.
- Zero Waste Scotland
- Recycling for Scotland
- Love Your Clothes
- Love Food Hate Waste
- Consumers Guide to Electronic Recycling
- How 2 Recycle Info
- Humble Design Furnishing homes for families transitioning from homelessness. Over 1,000 families served since 2009
- Mattress Recycling Council
- Prison Book Program
- Recycle Ink Cartridges- Every cartridge
- How to dispose of unwanted medicines
- E Waste recycling program
- Save That Pen gives used and unwanted pens a new lease of life. Collect, refill and passed on to underprivileged students in Singapore and the region.
- Zero Waste Nation Food, Electronic, Packaging, Right Recycle, Circular Economy
To find out how we can help you get organised and save your environment, call 0448 877 902, or email email@example.com