We support local not-for-profit charities and encourages residents to donate usable unwanted goods to a charity in your area.
As an alternative, Re-new offers households the chance to recycle textiles, household items, printer cartridges and mobile phones from their doorstep. It is an extension of the existing kerbside collection service, helping to further reduce the amount of household waste going to landfill and encourage recycling.
What you can Re-new
- Useable textiles and clothing: Clothes, footwear, ties, scarves, hats, jewellery, blankets, sheets, pillow cases, bed linen, table covers, towels, kitchen textiles, ornamental textiles
- Hard goods: Handbags and purses, belts and leather items, toys, games, books, cookware (pots, pans, fry pans) and cutlery, sporting goods (must fit in the recycling bin), plastic bags, plastic household items such as, food containers
- Mobile phones: handsets, batteries, chargers, car kits, hands free pieces
- Printer cartridges: all types of print cartridges (ink, powder etc.) Please use a plastic bag to wrap cartridges or ink will damage other goods.
Putting similar items into bags, grouped according to their category, will make the sorting process a lot easier.
What you cannot Re-new
How to Re-new
Step 1: Put your yellow lid recycling bin out for collection as usual during your designated week.
Step 2: Once your recycling has been collected, fill the bin with your unwanted, re-usable household items using separate plastic bags for textiles, hard goods, print cartridges and mobile phones. Please re-use your own plastic bags.
Step 3: Leave your recycling bin with your re-new items out for collection by 5am the day after your normal recycling has been collected. If your recycling occurs on a Friday, your Re-new collection will be on a Saturday.
For more information, call us on 9243 8888.
2017 Re-new collection dates
Usual waste collection day
Usual waste collection day
What happens to my Re-new goods?
The goods are diverted from landfill to get a second chance at life at a range of charities and re-use markets both in Australia and overseas. Some goods even get turned into brand new items. Household plastics that can’t be immediately re-used can be recycled into e-wood, which can be used to make fence posts and furniture.
Southern Cross Recycling
Southern Cross Recycling are our collection partner and operate the re-new service on behalf of council.
With more than a decade experience in waste management solutions, Southern Cross Recycling Group Pty Ltd (Southern Cross Recycling) is one of Australia’s largest recyclers of clothing and household goods. Since 2000, they have collected, sorted and processed more than 90,000 tonnes of textiles, most of which was diverted from landfill.
In addition to the environmental benefits their collection services provide, Southern Cross Recycling are also committed to social sustainability through job creation, and supporting community-based programs by working with Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs). Each year they support about 150 jobs, either directly or indirectly, mostly for people with a disability.
They tailor resource recovery programs to councils such as kerbside collections and special collection events. They also work with clothing bank site owners such as councils, and supermarket and shopping centres.
For more details, visit the Southern Cross Recycling website or call 1300 687 261.
Call our Citizen Services on 9243 8888.