The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre
142 Addison Road
Marrickville NSW 2204
Service description: The Bower is an environmental charity committed to reducing waste going to landfill. We collect timber household furniture, bikes, some electrical appliances and building materials. You can also donate these items directly to our Marrickville shopfront, as well as bric-a-brac, tools, ceramic tiles, musical instruments. The collection service is free for some councils areas in Sydney, or a low-cost fee to other areas.
The shopfront is a treasure trove of delights with donations arriving daily – you never know what you’ll find – all at incredibly low prices.
The Bower also runs ‘Tricks of the Trade’ workshops teaching basic carpentry, furniture restoration and upholstery and regularly holds Upcycled Art workshops for children.
Every Wednesday, The Bower holds a Repair Café where you can get free technical assistance fixing dodgy electrical appliances, wobbly bikes and rickety furniture.
Accreditation and Memberships
No accreditation or association membership details have been provided.
Fees MAY Apply
$38.50 collection fee applies to areas outside of the councils listed above. At this time, The Bower is unable to collect from north shore, northern beaches, the hills district and far west sydney beyond Parramatta.
Pick-up details: Free pickup service available to residents in the following council areas: Ashfield, Auburn, Botany Bay, Canada Bay, Leichhardt, Marrickville, Parramatta, Randwick, Rockdale, Ryde, Sutherland and City of Sydney.
- New South Wales Pick-up service
- Local/Metro areas ONLY
Additional information: If The Bower is unable to accept items at anytime, we are able to offer a referral to an enterprise that will be able to provide a solution for waste or recycling issues.
Materials and Services
- Construction & Demolition
- Timber - Untreated
- Electrical Equipment
- CDs & DVDs (Reuse, )
- Computers & Accessories (Recycle, Reuse, )
- Electrical Appliances (Reuse, )
- Mobile Phones (Reuse, )
- Powertools (Reuse, )
- Televisions (Recycle, Reuse, )
- Food & Beverage Packaging
- Furniture & Fittings
- Cork Flooring
- Shop Fittings
- Corrugated Iron
- CDs & DVDs (Reuse, )
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