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Hello Creative and Sustainable People!

Can you believe it’s 2018 now?! We’re finding it a little difficult to believe that Reverse Garbage Queensland will no longer be teen-aged this year! After nearly two decades of preventing waste by offering clean, affordable industrial discards and sustainability education, we’re hitting the ground running for another strong year ahead.

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The school holidays are still going strong, and we've got fun eco-art workshops to entertain the kids. Likewise, for the kids-at-heart, our adult workshops are kicking off this year in February, and you can begin booking for them now.

While we all love a good holiday, January is about getting ready for the year ahead, and we're here to help you get back to school and work with some great deals on sustainable materials. Our products are half of retail price and prevent landfill, so definitely have a scroll through below.

See you in the Woolloongabba warehouse soon!

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Positions Available

Have you ever wished you could join the team at Reverse Garbage Queensland? Well, now might be your chance! We're currently advertising for one role, and have a few more upcoming over the next month, so stay tuned!

The current advertised role is for a Communications and Marketing Coordinator. If you, or someone you know, has experience in this field and wants to contribute to an environmentalist organisation in the resource recovery sector, then we strongly encourage a read-through of the job listing. Among other duties, the successful candidate will get to craft this Not Junk Mail eNewsletter. How exciting!

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Waste-Free Winter Workshops!

Eco-Art Workshops for Children on Now!

The new year has well and truly begun, and there are still weeks of summer holidays left. Still, there's no reason to be bored with some fantastic RGQ children's workshops on offer.

Choose from the ever popular Monsters and Dragons, Junk Bots and Musical Instruments, or our brand new workshop where you can design and create your own board game!

Children will be stimulated creatively, learn new skills in 3D construction and take home an awesome creation of their own design.

Tickets for individuals are $20 plus a small booking fee. Book for two or more children for a discounted rate. Each workshop has a maximum capacity of 15 children.

See the full workshop program
Check out our creative workshop room in 3D
Waste-Free Winter Workshops!

Adult Eco-Art Workshops A-Plenty

You're in luck! We have not one, not two, but three adult workshops this February! The themes are jewellery-making, using fabrics and paper, and woven-coil bowl making, using reclaimed materials.

Our 2018 workshop program for adults features traditional and innovative projects with a focus on sustainable creativity. Come along and be inspired!

Suitable for beginners, ages 13+. We supply all tools, materials and an experienced facilitator.

See All Available Workshop Listings
See Jewellery-making Workshop on Valentine's Day
See Woven Coil Bowls workshop on Sat 17 Feb
See Jewellery-making Workshop on Sat 24 Feb

Plenty for the Classroom!

With just over a month until Term 1 starts again, now is a great time to take a trip to Reverse Garbage Queensland to gather your creative classroom supplies!

Our range of clean, bright and unusual industrial discards are especially great for early learning classrooms. They also make for a fantastic opportunity to have a conversation with young minds about sustainability and the 'reduce, reuse, recycle' method.

Shopping with Reverse Garbage Queensland means shopping sustainable. All of our non-consumable stock, including fabrics, plastics, wood and bric-a-brac was salvaged before it went into the waste stream. We also sell non-toxic glues and paints. Likewise, buying from us also prevents the creation of new products and new waste.

Plenty for the Office!

Card Document Wallet

From $0.20 each.
A4 sized.

Keep your documents safe and sound with this simple wallet.

Plastic Document Wallet

From $0.50 each.
A4 sized.

Keep your documents safe and sound with this simple wallet.

File Racks

From $3.50 each.
A4 sized.

Stack everything away neatly with this rack.

Magazine Racks

From $1.50 each.
A4 sized.

Stack everything away neatly with this rack.

Tape Dispenser

From $3.50 each.
Various sizes.

Simply add tape.


From $1.00 each.
Various sizes.

Simply add staples.

Paper Guillotine

From $10 each.
Various sizes.

Make routinely neat, precise cuts with this useful office tool.

Note Pads

From $0.50 each.
A4 sized.

Go better than 100% recycled paper - get 100% salvaged paper, unused and ready to write!

Bulldog Clips

$20 per kilo.
Various sizes.

Hold it together with these useful items that every office should have.

Ring Binder Folder

From $0.50 each.
A4 sized.

Keep your documents safe and sound with this simple folder.

In/Out Trays

From $0.50 each.
A4 sized.

Keep track of your documents with this simple organisational tool.

Spiral Folders

From $0.50 each.
A4 sized.

Keep your documents safe and sound with this simple folder.

Filing Cabinet Folders

From $0.20 each.
A4 sized.

Keep your documents safe and sound with this simple folder.

Bubble Wrap

$10 per kilo.
Various sizes and shapes.

Whether you need to protect valuable items in transit, or release some pent-up stress, this item will pay for itself in no time.

Filing Cabinet with Key

100cm x 65cm x 50cm

This sturdy filing cabinet has three draws and plenty of space to store your important information. You can also use the top for extra office surface area.

Plus More in our Store!

Cardboard Buildings

From $15 each.
1-2m tall.

These free standing cardboard edifices are reminiscent of our dear old Brisbane CBD. For extra fun, dress up as Godzilla or King Kong when you come to collect them! Great for classrooms and children’s bedrooms.

Silver Foil

$2.50 each.
4m long.

This highly reflective material is great for craft work.

Silver Bubble Wrap

$20 per kilo.
Various shapes and sizes.

This material is similar to that used for sun-protectors for car windshields, and is perfect for any crafts involving a space theme.

Luxury Shopping Trolleys and Parts

From $40 for complete trolleys.
From $2.50 for frames.
From $4.00 per wheels.

We recently received a donation of shopping trolleys and parts, including frames, wheels and complete luxury-brand names such as Urbanista from USA and Andersen from Germany.

Make your next shopping trip easier and greener with a reusable bag that effortlessly follows you around.

Encyclopedia Britannica

$2 each.
Various editions, versions and types.

Detox from the internet and get stuck into learning about the world around you with a sturdy, hardcover book. Alternatively, dress up your library with these handsome shelf-fillers.

Photo Slides

$0.10 each.
5cm x 5cm.

These small, plastic squares contain pictures from around the world. Hold it to a source of light, and see what you can find.

Historical Cadastral Maps of Brisbane

$0.50 each.
These surveys of Brisbane regions vary by year, and include detailed demarcations of properties in the area. Find one for your suburb, get it framed, and display a bit of history in your house!


Reverse Garbage Queensland is a not-for-profit worker run co-operative that promotes environmental sustainability and resource reuse. We collect high quality industrial discards, diverting them away from landfill and sell them at a low cost to the general public.

We collect from more than 300 businesses and factories in the greater Brisbane area, with approximately three tonnes coming into the warehouse each week. With a truck full of materials coming in almost every day, there's always something new and different to find!

We run a variety of environment and waste focused art workshops and educational talks and tours to suit every age and group:

We also run a mail order service:

And we host Reverse Emporium, which is a gallery and gift shop that promotes local artists, craft workers and designers who salvage, reuse and up-cycle materials:

See Inside Our Warehouse
See Our Workshop Room
About US Location Contact Details

Contact Details

Reverse Garbage Qld Co-op Ltd

Location: 20 Burke Street, Woolloongabba Q 4102
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm

Phone: 07 3891 9744




Twitter: twitter/ReverseGarbageQ

Public Transport to the Warehouse

We encourage taking public transport to the warehouse as we are within close walking distance (Less than 5 mins) from both Park Road train station and Boggo Rd bus station as well as bus stops along Ipswich Rd (Approx. 10 mins). Public transport runs very frequently to these stops. Check out Translink for all the routes and timetables:

Parking Facilities at the Warehouse

We have seven parking spaces in front of the Reverse Garbage Queensland warehouse and there is also two-hour street parking available around the corner on Elliott St.

We ask that customers please do not park in the car parks of businesses on Burke Street. These are reserved for other businesses and we would not like you to get towed!

Friends of the Earth—Brisbane

Reverse Garbage Queensland was set up in 1998 to help support the work of Friends of the Earth (FoE) - Brisbane. FoE is a social change organisation working towards an ecologically sustainable and socially just future through community action. For more information on FoE, current campaigns and volunteering call 07 3171 2255, email or visit

Reverse Garbage Queensland

20 Burke Street, Woolloongabba

07 3891 9744

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