What's new and what's happening in store at Reverse Garbage Queensland

Ahhhh welcome Autumn and cooler temperatures with any luck!

Planning a trip through space and time in the near future? We've got the vehicle for you - only slightly used. See details below for this magnificent [play] machine.

This month we've also got some bargains for big constructions - giant tubes, wall sized panels, and some quite decent sized core flute pieces.

Make sure you check out the RGQ ebay listings as well if you're interested in tech.

On the workshop front we've got your Easter School Holidays covered with a range of eco-art workshops for the kids. And for Adults with itchy fingers why not try making woven coil bowls with us on 25 March.

See you in the Woolloongabba warehouse soon!

P.S. Don't forget the City Farm Upcycle Market is back on at Northey Street this Sunday!

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Time Machine


This amazing time travelling play prop doesn't take much to get the imagination popping. Featuring a kaleidoscope, a 'telescope' with ipad/tablet holder, control panel. This piece is beautifully made and dripping with steam punk style.

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Play Corner


The amazing plywood play corner is decorated in the same 'Victorian' time-travelling nautical style with a doorway and hanging hooks.

Gold Fold-out Cardboard Stars

50c - $2

Create your own galaxy with these gold cardboard stars in various sizes.


Steampunk Miscellany

From $2 - $4.50

 Brass angels, brass plates and decorative pieces aching to be used  in a Steampunk creation.


Silver (Faux) Fur Fabric on the Roll

$18 p/mt

Sumptious faux-fur fabric on the roll. Super soft to the touch with a painted silver effect. MUCH more amazing fabric on the roll.

Coreflute Panels

$1.40 each

300 W x 1000mm L

Printed one side but crisp clean white on the other. Some with eyelets for hanging.

Large Panels

From $25 each

We have a range of large panels in various materials: chipboard, plywood, plastic, perspex you name it.

Metal Mesh Square Panels

$4 each

300 x 420mm

Framed with mounting tabs. Mesh is 5mm square.

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Flamingo Flock Panels

$50 each

We have 3 of these amazing artworks featuring a flock of gracefully floating flamingos.
2 panels 2000 x 2030
1 panel 1900 x 1900

Stripy Foam Lengths

From $2.60

Brightly coloured foam sandwiched together for rainbow effect.

Colourful Plastic Rings

$2.50 a bag

Grab a bag of rainbow rings to use in play or craft.


Picture Frames

From $5

 Our picture frame stocks have been replenished. A wide selection of materials, finishes and sizes availiable.

Dark Grey Canvas

$10 p/kg

Good quality thick grey canvas off cuts with lots of large pieces. Great for making bags and mending.



One adult size maroon tutu in great condition. We also have one smaller green and blue tutu perfect for the dress-up box.

Button Hair Slides

50c - 70c

Hair slides for days!! Lots of designs and patterns - gingham, floral, butterflies, puppies.

Freakin' huge tubes

$50 $15 each

These giant tubes need to go! Made of heavy duty cardboard they would make great indoor tunnel fun.

Barrels are BACK!

From $7 - $9

Our beloved cardboard barrels are back in stock in every size.

A3 Paper

$8 p/kg

Clean A3 sheets in soft grey, pink and yellow.

Lino Pieces

70c each

Why not give lino cut print making a go or try making your own stamps.

280 x 240mm

Funk & Wagnells Encyclopedia and Year Books

$2 each

Always popular for paper crafting and book binding.

Framing Timber Lengths

$4.50 p/kg

Lots of lovely designs  to make your own frames .

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Silky Oak Dressing Table


A vintage form looking for love. Beautiful decorative elements awaiting a pick-me-up.

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Creative Kits for inventive kids

$110 per box - 8 limited edition pre-packed boxes

Are you setting up a tinkerlab for early learning or primary school? Get everything in the photo plus a few more things & an ideas sheet. A great way to walk away with a box of RGQ materials without having to choose them yourself.

EV Professional Speaker


In reasonable condition with a faulty horn.



22" Computer Monitors


Samsung and Noc brand working monitors. Call for more info.


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Flat Panels

From $50 each

We have a selection of white panels that were originally designed to connect together to form these performance cubes.

8 panels in total.

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Adult Eco-Art Workshop: Coil Bowls

In this workshop, using a simple hand sewing technique, we will be creating a coil bowl from salvaged materials.

Sat 25 March, 2-4pm; tix $27 per person

Read more and book at Eventbrite

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Easter School Holiday Eco-Art Workshops

Get some creativity into your chocolate-fueled Easter school holidays with our fun, creative and engaging eco-art workshops.

Children 4-12 years old have the opportunity to learn something new, think outside the box and take home a special creation to play with through the holidays!

You can make an easter egg mobile, bilby or rabbit, plus RGQ favourites Robots, Spaceships & Aliens and Dinosaur Romp.

Tickets cost $21.80 per child through Eventbrite

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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 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 host Reverse Emporium gallery and gift shop promoting local artists, craft workers and designers who salvage, reuse and up-cycle materials.

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
E-mail: info@reversegarbageqld.com.au

Web: www.reversegarbageqld.com.au

Facebook: facebook.com/reversegarbageqld

Instagram: instagram.com/reversegarbageqld
Twitter: twitter/ReverseGarbageQ

Public Transport to the Warehouse

We encourage taking public transport to the warehouse as we are within close walking distance (approx 5 mins) of 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: http://jp.translink.com.au/.

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 office.brisbane@foe.org.au or www.brisbane.foe.org.au.