Kerbside Collection: Consider Donating Your Old Items to These Organisations

Wavell Heights Kerbside Collection is just around the corner. If you have items for the collection that others can still use, you may consider donating them to any of these not-for-profit organisations.

First off, Kerbside Collection will be coming to Wavell Heights on 7 November 2022. If you haven’t yet done so, you may start gathering up your acceptable items for collection including bath and laundry tubs, bicycles and sporting equipment, carpet and rugs, electronic waste* (e.g. televisions and computers), furniture and white goods (e.g. fridges and stoves), small household appliances (e.g. fans and toasters) and wood products less than 1.5 metres.

Residents are advised to place all acceptable materials for collection on the kerbside the weekend before the collection starts. These items should be on the kerbside in front of your home by 6 am at the start of the collection period.

However, if any of your items can still be fixed or upcycled but you don’t have the skills or time for it, you can donate them instead to any of these not-for-profit organisations that can find other uses for them.


This not-for-profit organisation serves as a link between the communities in urgent need of essential items and those who have and are willing to donate. GIVIT was established in 2019 by Juliette Wright. Their platform allows charities to make potential donors aware of what items are currently needed by the individuals they support.

Kerbside Collection: Consider Donating Your Old Items to These Organisations
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Charitable Recycling Australia

Charitable Recycling Australia proudly supports the circular economy transition through charitable reuse and recycling. With the help of member enterprises who provide their decades of expertise in collecting and selling donated goods, the organisation has been extending the life of about 285 million products each year and pioneering the concept of circularity even before it was officially named.

Treasure Troves

Council currently operates two second-hand shops which sell donated items for Brisbane residents. The items come from BCC’s resource recovery centres. 

Brisbane City Council’s Treasure Troves are open from 8 am to 4 pm every weekend (excluding Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day when these days fall on a weekend.

These shops are located at 46 Colebard Street West in Acacia Ridge and at 27A Prosperity Place in Geebung.

The resource recovery centres are located here:

  • Chandler Resource Recovery Centre, 728 Tilley Road, Chandler
  • Ferny Grove Resource Recovery Centre, 101 Upper Kedron Road, Ferny Grove
  • Nudgee Resource Recovery Centre, 1372 Nudgee Road, Nudgee Beach
  • Willawong Resource Recovery Centre, 360 Sherbrooke Road, Willawong

Wavell School Creates New Donation Drive for Homeless Connect Event

Students from Wavell State High School have set up a donation drive for Brisbane’s homeless population through Homeless Connect.

Students from the Wavell State High School first set up the drive on the 20th of May 2021, striving to connect the homeless as well as those at risk of homelessness with support services. They provided homeless people across Brisbane with donated items gathered from their families, eager to give new or unused tools, clothing, food and other objects for those who really need them.  

About Homeless Connect

Homeless Connect is a regular event hosted by the Council, created to improve the quality of life for all Brisbane residents by providing them with a wide range of benefits.

Some of these benefits include receiving free services from volunteer medical and allied health care professionals, or housing support and community support. Those without homes can even receive free haircuts from volunteer barbers, as well as immunisation from the Council’s immunisation team. 

Other goods and services provided by the event include personal grooming items for self care such as toothbrushes, shampoo and deodorant, as well as clothing and shoes for both adults and children. Food and entertainment are also given to people without homes, or those at risk of losing their homes.

Homeless Connect has helped over 18,580 people since it first launched in November 2006.