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Council Recycle Markets

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by Alice (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer living on the Sunshine Coast.
Published May 30th 2015
Councils turning trash into treasure
If you thought the only places to find bargains were at St Vinnies, garage sales, and the local weekend markets ... think again! Recycling markets sell usable, second-hand goods from council's resource recovery centres at bargain prices and provide a great way to recycle unwanted items. They are located at resource recovery centres throughout the Sunshine Coast (see below for addresses).

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Doing good for the environment and the community.

The recycle markets are large, tidy, well managed, second-hand shops operated by local not-for-profit organisations with proceeds from sales going back into local communities. The recycle markets are open to everyone and are the perfect place to find bargain furniture, sporting goods, household items, garden equipment, tools, appliances, clothing, books, toys, and decorative items (mirrors, picture frames, paintings, etc).

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Wander around the large outdoor and indoor areas at your leisure.

If you are on a budget, or you like upcycling furniture, or you are a tradie/renovator looking for cheap building materials, or you just love spotting bargains, then head to your nearest recycle market and be amazed at both the quantity and quality of items available each week.

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Masses of mowers.

While most items are second-hand, there will be some items that are new or hardly used. Other items have been restored or repaired in the market workshop.

Save money on a second-hand bike for the kids.

Before you visit one of the recycle markets, make sure you are able to fit items in or on your car. Make space in the boot, take straps/tie-downs for your roof racks, or take a trailer. Also take a friend to help you load bulky items like furniture. In addition, all visitors are required to wear closed in footwear. Sandals or thongs are not acceptable for health and safety requirements.

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Tradies can recycle too.

All council's resource recovery facilities provide a way to ensure recyclable items don't end up in landfill. Even if you are thinking of de-cluttering your home or cleaning out the family garage, you can easily donate your unwanted items, knowing that your trash will soon become someone else's treasure.

Children's books are popular items to recycle.

Council recycle markets are at the following locations:

Noosa Council:

Eumundi Road Landfill

561 Eumundi Noosa Rd, Doonan QLD

Market Open 8.15am - 4pm

7 days per week

Closed Christmas & Anzac Day.

Sunshine Coast Council:

Beerwah Resource Recovery Centre

121 Roberts Road Beerwah QLD

Market Open 9.00 am to 2.00 pm

Thursday and Saturday

Closed Christmas & Anzac Day.

Buderim Resource Recovery Centre

Syd Lingard Drive Buderim QLD

Market open 8.00 am to 4.00 pm

7 days per week

Closed Christmas & Anzac Day.

Caloundra Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre

171 Pierce Avenue Caloundra QLD

Market open 9.00 am to 2.00 pm

Thursday and Saturday

Closed Christmas & Anzac Day.

Witta Resource Recovery Centre

Corner of Cooke and Witta Roads Witta QLD

Market open 9.00 am to 2.00 pm Saturday (Cash only)

Closed Christmas & Anzac Day.

Making a difference.

Moreton Bay Council:

Address: 51 McNaught Rd

Caboolture QLD

Market open very Friday, Saturday and Sunday

8.00am - 1.00pm

Closed on Good Friday, Anzac Day & Christmas Day.

Dakabin Waste Management Facility

336 Old Gympie Road Dakabin QLD

Market open every Friday: 8.00am - 1.00pm

Every Saturday: 8.00am - 3.00pm

Closed on Good Friday, Anzac Day & Christmas Day.

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I wonder if we have these in Melbourne! I'm going to look into it :)
by Bianca N V (score: 2|210) 2092 days ago
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