After 46 years at the Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville Sydney’s oldest sustainability enterprise, Reverse Garbage, is moving.
From early 2022, the much-loved community reuse hub will be located in a new, fit-for-purpose warehouse space at 30 Carrington Rd Marrickville, at the centre of the inner west suburb’s creative heartland.
CEO Naomi Brennan says the new location is ‘perfect’ for a reuse hub.
“It’s a large warehouse space with great workshop areas and a cool industrial vibe. We’re confident that the thousands of volunteers, families, students, artists and community groups who have made Reverse Garbage what it is, will be excited by the potential of the new space,” said Ms Brennan.
According to the Reverse Garbage team, their core mission of redirecting of material destined for landfill into valuable creative reuse projects will continue to flourish at the new site.
Chairperson Yvette Andrews says the Carrington Rd site will enable the organisation to do ‘the same, but more’ of what our community loves.
“With the help of our amazing supporters we’ll be saving thousands of tonnes of materials from landfill each year. We’ll also be running creative reuse workshops and environmental education programs for students, not to mention helping people create absolutely fabulous Mardi Gras floats, fancy-dress outfits, and Book Week costumes!” said Ms Andrews.
In coming weeks, the Reverse Garbage team will tackle the huge logistic task of organising and transporting their vast collection of materials from one side of Marrickville to the other.
“It’s very exciting and a bit daunting,” said Ms Brennan.
“We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us so far and urge you all to continue your journey with us at the new site. Thanks too, to our new landlord Harry Haralambides and his family, who have made it possible for Reverse Garbage to stay in Marrickville.”
Reverse Garbage will be open for business at Addison Road Community Centre until the end of the year.
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