Welcome to Reverse Garbage

Reverse Garbage is Australia’s largest creative reuse centre, committed to diverting resources from landfill – approximately 30,000 cubic metres or 100 football fields worth per year.

Reverse Garbage was established in 1974 by a group of teachers who were determined to help the environment by diverting industrial discards from landfill and by reusing materials in their classrooms.

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

Our Reverse Garbage Warehouse located is open to the public 7 days a week to purchase a variety of reusable materials and resources at considerably discounted prices. We also offer a range of tours and educational workshops for students tailored to different ages, abilities and particular curriculum needs.

As an organisation committed to social justice and environmental progress we like to say ‘yes’ as often as we can. If you, your community group or school need materials or advice about REUSE please call us on 02 9569 3132 or email us at info@reversegarbage.org.au