Our plans & reports

Annual & Consultation Reports

Reverse Garbage offers the community an ethical shopping alternative and provides support and education to all those looking to live more sustainably and more creatively.

We are a democratic social enterprise committed to internationally accepted principles of co-operation that create a framework for active involvement. We encourage community members to explore the strategic documents below and contribute to the growth of our organisation.

Annual Reports

These Annual Report records Reverse Garbage’s activities and performance over the last few financial years. It highlights our organisation’s goals, impacts, community engagement, as well as our financial position and performance.

Community Consultation Report

In 2015, Reverse Garbage conducted a community consultation to inform the strategic planning process. Three focus groups were held involving 10 community participants and eight Reverse Garbage staff and volunteers. An online survey also attracted 80 responses. To read a summary of the consultation, download the RG Community Consultation Report.

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

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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

Reverse Garbage’s Impact

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

146,103

Kilos diverted from landfill

42,012

Retail Customers served

10,139

Education participants

10,617

Kms travelled to reuse resources