Avoiding landfill

4 Feb 2020

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!

Show Notes:

Ways to let go of things without putting them in the bin:

Charity Stores (guide for what to donate)






Consignment Stores

Other specific donation options: (for links to donation centres below click here)

Plastic Bottle Lids4Kids

Bread tags for Wheelchairs

Return unwanted medicines to Pharmacy

Planet Ark


Printer Cartridges

Mobile phones

Paintback - household wasted paint and tins

Tech Collect


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

Xray recyclers

For donating toys -

Daycare centre

Community group


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

Reference links