Waste Collections

At Urban Upcycle, we provide a free, local service to businesses to collect their clean waste. This waste goes on to be repurposed into art and craft supplies, resulting in less waste to landfill. It is used to assist us in educating the community to reduce, reuse, recycle and upcycle, by way of our education programs in schools, childcare centres and kindergartens.  We also provide the option for children and adults, as individuals or groups, to visit our store in Grovedale (Geelong), to purchase items so they can be inspired to create something brand new.

Below is an example of the items which Urban Upcycle collect, keeping in mind that all items MUST be in CLEAN, good and reusable condition. If you have items that are not listed below or wish to arrange a collection, please enquire via email or phone. You may be surprised as to what we will accept!


  • Offcuts - timber (no nails/staples), fabric, sticker vinyl, synthetic turf, mount board, perspex

  • Carpet squares

  • Small tiles

  • Swatches/sample books - laminate, carpet, paint, timber flooring, wallpaper

  • Records, CDs/DVDs(no covers please), cassette tapes, floppy discs

  • Standard craft items e.g. paper/card, stickers, wool, buttons/beads, ribbon/lace etc.

  • Corks/bottle tops/lids

  • Unused disposable cups, plates, bowls, paper bags, cutlery, straws

  • Picture frames

  • Jars

  • Plastic & cardboard cones

  • Small gift boxes

  • Mannequins

  • Discontinued lines


  • Polystyrene

  • VHS tapes

  • Food/plants/perishable items

  • Food boxes

  • Toilet rolls

  • Large cardboard boxes

  • Rough sawn timber

  • Clothing



03 52445818

7/147 Marshalltown Road

Grovedale VIC 3216



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