Sometimes a huge barrier to decluttering is the fear of contributing to our massive problem of landfill.
In this episode, Bec and Tara talk about ways you can reduce this fear and guilt and have a smaller impact on the landfill volumes than you think!
Ways to let go of things without putting them in the bin:
Charity Stores (guide for what to donate)
Other specific donation options: (for links to donation centres below click here)
Plastic Bottle Lids4Kids
Bread tags for Wheelchairs
Return unwanted medicines to Pharmacy
Paintback - household wasted paint and tins
Computers and e-waste
Angel Gowns for Wedding dresses
Recycled Sound for Hearing Aids
Lion’s Recycle for Sight - prescription glasses and contacts
Uplift Bras for bras and swimwear
Boomerang Bags for fabric and sewing equipment
Manrags for socks
Some clothing stores have garment donation bins (H&M, Lorna Jane etc)
Shoes For Planet Earth
Landcare/ Bushcare or Community garden - will take donations of stockings/ tights and some old clothes. Use as ties for veggie stakes or use as weed matting under mulch etc. Natural fibres preferred.
Dress for Success Sydney or Fitted for Work - take donations of used corporate clothes to help disadvantaged women seek employment.
Clothing swap party - get together with friends/ community group to swap used items
Women Against Waste- Tania Goranitis
Scrap metal recyclers
For donating toys -
Dentist/ Doctors surgery
The best way to avoid sending stuff to landfill is to not acquire it in the first place. Buy things you know will last you a long time and can be recycled after use