Community & Environment

What to do with your unwanted stuff

Whether you’re moving house, decluttering, downsizing or spring cleaning your home, chances are you’ve got a pile of things you no longer want.

Taking it to the tip may seem like the easy option, but many items which come through the Lincoln Street Transfer Centre can easily be recycled or reused.

Still in good condition?

If you have items which are still in good condition why not give these away, sell them online or donate it to your local charity store?

Donate it

One of the easiest ways to get rid of your unwanted items is to drop them off at your local charity store. However you will need to ensure these items are in good working condition, and ask yourself whether you would buy it in a shop before you donate it. It’s also important to check with the charity beforehand about what items they can accept as this can vary.

If you have larger furniture items that are still in good condition (e.g couches or beds) some charities will even collect these for you. You will need to contact them directly to organise a pick up.

Sell it

There are a number of buy, sell and exchange websites which make it easy to sell your unwanted items online. If you’ve got a lot of stuff to sell you could also hold a garage sale. Or get together with your neighbours and have a street sale.

Not in great shape?

It may not be possible to recycle or reuse everything you are wanting to get rid of. In this is the case you can take it to the Lincoln Street Transfer Station. Recycling can be dropped off for free, and rubbish from $4.80 per bag. For more information and pricing visit the Fight the Landfill website.

If you’ve got electronic waste such as phones, old computers, televisions, and tablets these can be dropped off at Go Eco to be dismantled and processed according to best practice guidelines. For more information and pricing visit the Go Eco website or phone 07 839 4452.

Think about what you buy next

The easiest way to reduce your waste is by avoiding it in the first place. Reducing waste is not only good for the environment, it reduces dependence on landfills and ultimately reduces costs for ratepayers. Simple changes to your everyday habits can make a big difference to the amount of waste your household generates. Find out more about how you can reduce your waste at Fight the Landfill.



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