On Saturday 18 June, over 90 households attended Council’s Reusable Goods Drop-off Day, held at Stadium Drive, Keilor Park.
Items collected on the day included kitchen and electrical appliances, bicycles, furniture, linen and clothing. Residents were encouraged to donate unwanted household items in good condition, with the purpose of reuse.
Council ran the event in-house for the first time and partnered with local charities, West Welcome Wagon and Australian Red Cross and sustainable textile recycling company BlockTexx to deliver a successful event.
West Welcome Wagon collected six tonnes of household furniture and appliances which will be donated to vulnerable families.
Australian Red Cross collected over 750 kilograms of clothing, bags, shoes and bric-a-brac to sell in their opportunity shops.
BlockTexx recycled 180 kilograms of unwanted linen.
The initiative was promoted widely across Council’s existing communication channels including social media, print media, e-newsletters, digital screens, telephone messages on hold, flyers, and real estate advertising boards.
This event links with Council’s Waste, Recycling and Litter Strategy 2018–2028 which includes a range of actions to minimise waste, reduce illegal dumping, and increase recycling and reuse options.