Choose to Reuse

Reverse Garbage is a creative reuse centre making a difference in the world by reducing waste and creating change in the way we look at resources. We inspire and support kids, adults, artists and teachers to consume less, make more, save money – and feel good doing it!

Visit our new Marrickville warehouse to explore with an open mind – you never know what you will find! Or Shop Online for regularly available products

Reverse Garbage was started by educators and we’ve been educating the community for over 45 years! We are true experts in sustainability education.

Your tax deductible donation helps us provide support, education, and ethical alternatives for a sustainable, creative, independent and thrifty community

Reverse Garbage’s Impact

2020/2021 figures on how Reverse Garbage reduced our impact on the natural environment


Kilos diverted from landfill


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Kms travelled to reuse resources

Circular Economy

At Reverse Garbage we strongly advocate for Australia to transition to a circular economy as a way to further mitigate the effects of climate change and reduce our environmental impact. 

As a leading self-funded not-for-profit charity in the sustainability sector, our commitment to championing reuse allows us to continue delivering on our social, economic and environmental impact targets. 

Reuse leads the way as the preferred method of dealing with waste, after consumption reduction, as part of the resource hierarchy model. Prioritising the reuse of existing materials such as industrial cast-offs, allows these items to be diverted from landfill and helps to breed creativity and waste innovation.

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REcreator gift guide

Shopping reuse doesn’t restrict you to second hand. There’s a plethora of makers who use reuse resources to make ‘new’ items. We call them REcreators. Here’s a list of the wonderful REcreators who were a part of our REcreate Market here in April, which was generously supported by Inner West Council. Before you buy new,…

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Win a class in/excursion this Christmas

We are challenging OOSH/vacation care and early childhood centres to choose to reuse this Christmas. To enter, your group must make a reuse Christmas tree for the classroom. Size does not matter, make it as big or as small as you want. The key criteria is that everything must be made out of reuse resources,…

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Measuring the benefits of reuse

Reuse Immersive – Reverse Garbage, Salvos and King Cotton Craig Reucassel with Kirsten Junor, CEO Reverse Garbage Charitable Recycling Australia hosted a reuse immersive at Reverse Garbage on Wednesday 2 November 2022. 50 key government policy makers and council stakeholders came to hear the Monash University presentation on the headline findings from the ARC Research on Measuring the…

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How you can help

Reverse Garbage thrives on people power! Your contributions as a member, volunteer or donor help us provide support, education, and ethical shopping alternatives for a sustainable, creative, independent and thrifty community.

Become a Volunteer

As a self-funded, not-for-profit co-operative we are always on the lookout for volunteers who can share some of their time with us – individuals and corporate groups. Learn more about volunteering opportunites or our Corporate Voluntering Program

Become a Member

If you like what we do, and would like to be part of it, make it official and become part of our RG community.

Become a Donor

Being a donor isn’t just about giving us money. And as much as that greatly helps our mission and impact, we also welcome the donation of your unwanted items which we can then help.

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