Thanks so much for coming on the circular economy journey with us! We have an amazing group of like-minded people who are looking for solutions to recycle items that the standard council recycling centres won't accept. We collect these items, then pass them onto other small family businesses who repurpose them into usable products, some of which we then sell in our little showroom.
We too are a small business trying to do our bit, so we're opening up our warehouse in Tweed Heads South, NSW (near the Gold Coast & QLD border) to be a drop-off point for certain items. We hope to continue to add more and more items to this list, so check back and see what new connections we've created every few months.
Watch out Tweed, we are on a mission to find a new home for your clean and label-free bottle tops! There are so many amazing colours to make new products from, with bottle tops in circulation in hues of blue, red, yellow, white and even gold! Simply bring your clean and colour-sorted bottle tops to Unit 2 (or U4 if that isn't open), 42 Machinery Drive, Tweed Heads South, NSW 2486 between the hours of 9-5 Monday - Friday, and we will granulate them and remake them into something new! Keep an eye on our website and shopfront to see what we make, but the first new product in the making is surfboard fins. We're then hoping to progress to flower pots, a building block game with a difference, and then hopefully veggie garden bed frames, and maybe even bollards, tables and who knows what else... The world is our oyster! But first, we need your help by collecting, cleaning & drying your lids! You could also get your school or workplace involved too. Have them sent in or dropped off to us, then BOOM! we will do the rest.
Update Aug 2022: We no longer accept the bread tags but should you have a stash, please send them to Oz Bread Tags where they will be sorted then onsold to Brad & Narelle from Transmutation down in Robe, SA. Brad uses them to make breadboards, pot plant holders and other cool stuff to sell. The money raised from the sale of the tags to Brad pays for wheelchairs to be supplied to kids in need in South Africa who would otherwise not get the support.
There are also other donation points listed on the Oz Bread Tags site.
On behalf of PLOYS in Bargara, QLD we can now accept punctured/deflated pool inflatables and air mattresses which are then transformed into bags and purses.
Please be aware that we CANNOT accept mouldy, perished or stained material, all items must be cleaned and deflated flat.
If you are not in the Tweed area, then feel free to view other drop off points around Australia here
To learn more about recycling our outdoor recycled mats, to give them yet another life, then please read our Creating a Circular Economy blog post!
Our address for drop off is Unit 2 or Unit 4 / 42 Machinery Drive, Tweed Heads South (Mon-Fri 9-5).