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Declutter Your Home (Council News article February 2023)

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With the holiday season over, now is a great time to declutter your home and consider giving a new life to unwanted items. 

Reduce your waste to landfill by donating reusable items or seek a second life for recyclable material at the Reuse and Recycle Drop Off Day at Greaves Reserve, 2–20 Bennet Street, Dandenong, on Saturday 25 February. 

Drop off larger unwanted electronic and household goods, including televisions, computers, whitegoods, furniture, mattresses and bicycles for free. Good quality items will be donated to charity, while other items will be recycled. 

The November 2022 Reuse and Recycle Drop Off Day saw many good quality bicycles donated to local charity Brainwave Bikes. The bikes will be given a new life and sold through a charity shop, which raises money for families and children with brain injuries and illnesses. Brainwave Bikes will be collecting unwanted bikes again on 25 February. 

Residents attending the Reuse and Recycle Drop Off Day may bring up to 15 items by car or small trailer, these items will be removed for you with no need to get out of your vehicle. 

Find out more about the Reuse and Recycle Drop Off Day.

Recycle smaller unwanted household items from the comfort of home via the one-off kerbside collection Homecycle. 

Items including clothes, linen, homewares, toys, games, sporting equipment and small electrical items can be added to your kerbside yellow lid bin the day after your normal collection day for pick up. Homecycle will run from Tuesday 7 March to Saturday 18 March. 

Items will be passed onto charities once collected. 

Find out more about Homecycle.