Declutter your home, and help someone in need in our community by dropping off everyday household items at the Brimbank Reusable Goods Drop-off Day.
Brimbank residents can conveniently drop-off their unwanted household items for reuse or recycling at this no-charge event on Saturday 11 December, 8am-1pm, at Victoria University, 438-460 Ballarat Road, Sunshine North. Enter via Phoenix Street.
Items in good condition will be donated to local charities, West Welcome Wagon which supports asylum seekers, and Australian Red Cross. During the COVID-19 pandemic these charities have experienced a rise in requests for support and a decline in goods donated due to lockdown restrictions.
Brimbank Mayor Jasmine Nguyen, who met with West Welcome Wagon Chair Chris Scerri and Bimo Soeharto from the Australian Red Cross this week, hopes our community takes advantage of this responsible way to dispose of unwanted household items.
Australian Red Cross Manager, Merchandise and Distribution Centres, Brooke Sclater explained, “Most of our clothing donations are received over the counter in Red Cross Shops, but with stores closed during lockdowns, we’ve been unable to receive these items. Donations of quality preloved goods help us raise much-needed funds for Red Cross teams to support people in the most vulnerable situations get through tough times.”
Similarly Chris Scerri said that West Welcome Wagon has “seen a 60 per cent reduction in donations during the pandemic, and a 15 per cent increase in requests for support. We really appreciate the donation of essential items that are in good condition.”
For this event each Brimbank household can drop off up to eight (8) items including:
- electronic appliances
- furniture (in good condition)
- bicycles (in good condition)
- clothes and linen
Please don’t drop off hazardous items.
Residents need to bring their rates notice or drivers licence to confirm their address.
For more information or to register visit popuprecyclingbrimbank.eventbrite.com.au or contact Brimbank City Council on 9249 4000.