Moving house

Moving house is the perfect time to sort out what you need and recycle what you don’t.

Items in good condition

You may have a number of items in good condition. Here are some options to give these away or make a few dollars.


Friends, family or neighbours

Don’t ignore the obvious. Check around - see if anyone wants your unwanted items.


Online sites or social media

One of the easiest ways to get rid of items you no longer need is to advertise items online.Post photos and descriptions of items you want to see on popular websites like Gumtree and eBay.

Also, check Facebook for online sales and second hand pages in your local area.  These pages/sites are a great place to advertise clothes, homewares, furniture, sports goods, toys, appliances and all sorts of other items.


Charities

Not all charities are the same. Some prefer clothes and others furniture items, but items must be in good condition.

To make sure you are donating and not dumping make sure you:

  • Contact the charity first to ensure that they will accept the items.
  • Drop off in business hours.
  • Some charities will collect but you will need to contact them to confirm this.

Garage Sales

If you want to turn your unwanted items into cash go online or run a garage sale.


Items in poor condition

These items have done their job and need to be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way. See our recycling guide.

Expect that in some cases disposal or recycling fees may apply.


Whitegoods such as fridges, dryers and dishwashers

Can be dropped off for free at either of our resource recovery centres.

Scrap metal dealers often pick up for free.


Televisions and computer equipment

Can be dropped off for free at either of our resource recovery centres.

There is no pick up service available.


Large furniture items

Can be dropped off at either of our resource recovery centres.

A disposal fee will apply.


Mattresses

Can be dropped off at either of our resource recovery centres.

A disposal fee will apply.


Illegal dumping

Please take responsibility for your unwanted items or rubbish and pay any disposal costs.

It is against the law to dump items on the nature strip or anywhere else.

People found dumping items can face prosecutions and fines.

Illegally dumped rubbish represents both a health risk and fire hazard. It also costs the community thousands of dollars each year to clean up.

Please contact us to report illegal dumping.

 

Our resource recovery centres






Page last updated: Wednesday, 6 February 2019

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