Welcome to Reverse Garbage!

April School Holidays

This School Holidays you will find our Education team leading workshops at Vacation Care programs across Sydney.  If we aren’t coming to your centre these holidays you can book Reverse Garbage, or ask your vacation care provider to book us  for June, October or the Christmas break.  Our themes for this break are Make and Wear and Plastic Fantastic .

We will also be taking some of our inspirational recycled/re-use materials to Marrickville Metro for FREE workshops, check their website for details, dates and times.

Join us at the gorgeous Royal Botanic Gardens on Monday 16 April for one of two Create and Play! sessions for 6-12 year olds, we’ll be using our Loose Parts for some imaginative open-ended play and kids can also make a mini insect hotel to take home for the garden.  Details on the RBGSYD website.




Who are we?

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!

Reverse Garbage was established in 1975 by a group of teachers and community workers who were determined to help  the environment by diverting industrial discards from landfill and by reusing materials in their classrooms.

Reverse Garbage is committed to diverting resources from landfill – each year we accept approximately 35,000 cubic metres or 100 football fields of items which may otherwise end up in the bin.

40 years on Reverse Garbage is now an internationally recognised, award-winning environmental co-operative committed to promoting sustainability through the reuse of resources available at its Marrickville warehouse, as well as providing support to other community, creative and educational organisations. This support is often in the form of donated materials, service-in-kind or small financial sponsorship.

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Our Reverse Garbage Warehouse is open to the public 7 days a week (click here for our location and operating hours) to purchase a variety of reusable materials and resources at considerably discounted prices. We also offer a range of tours and educational workshops for educators and for students tailored to different ages, abilities and needs.

For more than 40 years Reverse Garbage has been operated and managed by dedicated staff and volunteers. If you are interested in contributing your time or joining our staff team, we are interested in hearing from you! Please have a look at  About Us.

We look forward to welcoming you at our Reverse Garbage Marrickville site!

For any enquiries please contact us on 02 9569 3132 or email us at info@reversegarbage.org.au

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