Where to turn trash into treasure

Trash to Treasure

Find out where to give your unwanted items a second life, from council facilities to online networks.

Having a clear out is great, we get it, it didn't 'spark joy', but could someone find a use for those glass jars or box of unwanted 'whatever'?

Check out this list of places where you can turn your trash into treasure or just grab a bargain. 

Freecycle Freecycle is an entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving and getting stuff for free in their own Towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Membership is free. And now you can also set up your own, smaller personal Friends Circle for gifting and lending of items with just your friends! Sign up now.

Sustainable School Shop Buy and sell second hand text books, uniforms, calculators, musical instruments, sports gear, Uni books and more. 

Facebook groups
Buy nothing Nambour, QLD & Surrounding Area
Sunshine Coast Secondhand School Uniforms
Things for free in Sunshine Coast
Free stuff Gympie & Sunshine Coast
Sustainable Fashion Australia

Gumtree
List and sell for free locally. Filter by FREE to pick up a bargain or list for FREE and make someone's day

Street Library
Donate or find your next great read at your local street library. With more than 60 on the Sunshine Coast, there's bound to be one near you

Recycle Markets Whether you're looking for a long lost remote control, fancy trying a new sport or are looking for a restoration project, recycle markets are a great place to shop. The markets are operated by local not-for-profit organisations with proceeds from sales going back into local communities.

Council recycling facilities Recycling of separate loads is free or cheaper than disposal. Find out how to get the most out of council's waste management facilities.

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