Saving the environment together

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.

About Us

The organisation was established in 1975 by a group of teachers and community workers determined to ease pressure on the environment. Their plan was to divert industrial discards from landfill and reuse those materials in their classrooms.

More than four decades since it began, Reverse Garbage is now an internationally recognised environmental co-operative committed to promoting sustainability through the reuse of waste materials.

We encourage you to read more about us on the pages below.

Make a Donation

A registered Not-for-profit

Since 1975, Reverse Garbage has been protecting the planet from needless waste and enriching the community with a can-do creative spirit. The funds we raise in our shop help offset the cost of teaching creative reuse to kids, adults and community groups.

Your support, through membership, volunteering, and donations makes a big difference.

Donations are tax deductible, and you will receive a receipt once your donation has been processed. Thank you!

Make a donation

Click here to make a donation using PayPal

Become a volunteer

Lend us a hand!

No matter what your experience or skill level, there’s a role for you at Reverse Garbage. We regularly need help with:

  • stocking and organising the warehouse
  • helping customers in the warehouse, including sales
  • supporting our educators prepare and run kids’ workshops
  • supporting our educators and artists at community events and workshops
  • administrative tasks such as answering questions and taking bookings over the phone
  • photography and video of stock, people and events.

In short, we’d love to have your help! Register below, email or call 02 9569 3132.

We can organise team-building volunteering days for your workplace, too. Read more about our corporate volunteers program.

Apply to Volunteer