Dropping off items
The Tip Shop is a great way to make sure your items have a second life. The list above should give you an idea of what items we accept. Due to demand and availability this can change, so before dropping something off, you can check with us by email or via Facebook.
Please make sure all goods being donated are in reusable condition, otherwise we may not accept them.
Only one customer can access the Tip Shop drop-off area at a time, please wait in your vehicle until it is free.
Ewaste should be dropped off at the Tip Shop for reuse or recycling. Most e-waste is accepted for free, however a charge applies for TVs and monitors.
Before donating your unwanted electronic devices, make sure you have signed out of any accounts linked to those devices (such as Apple, Samsung or Google accounts) and follow the manufacturer’s instructions about how to properly remove any personal information (such as photos and videos).
We're running a recycling programme to divert used household batteries from the landfill. See: household battery recycling.
The following types of waste need to be dropped off at the Recycle Centre bins:
- glass bottles and jars
- paper and cardboard
- plastic grocery packaging with the numbers 1, 2 and 5
- aluminium cans and steel tins.
Caps and lids
Please bring metal caps and lids and plastic caps and lids (only 2 and 5) to the drop off area where they can be recycled separately.
Clothing and textiles
From 1 December 2022 we won't have clothing bins on our site as our textile recycler has made the decision to downsize. We are working hard find an alternative.
You can donate your good and reusable clothing to the Tip Shop, however we have limited capacity so please consider alternative local second-hand shops too.
Clothing and bedding that is beyond being used will need to go to the landfill.
Some suggestions around how to avoid clothing waste:
- opt for quality over quantity
- buy second hand clothing or swap clothes with friends or family
- look for clothing stores who have a take back programme.