Welcome to NACRO

The National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations Inc. (NACRO) is the peak organisation that represents Australia’s charities and charity op shops that recycle clothing, furniture, household and workplace goods to provide for the disadvantaged and fund vital community programs. 

It’s time to look at your winter wardrobe!

Spring heralds the time to declutter your wardrobe and give the clothes you love – but will not wear next season – to your favourite charity op shop.

While your  pre-loved garments, shoes and accessories are no longer keeping you warm, they can give you that warm-fuzzy feeling on the inside, knowing you are helping others.

All the proceeds from sales go towards funding the wonderful services provided by the charity.  Items are also distributed to people in need due to a personal crisis or emergency.

Learn more about donating goods to charity op shops here …

Find a charity op shop near you or arrange pick-up at this link …

2016 National NACRO Conference – program now available

The 2016 NACRO National Conference will be held in Surfers Paradise, Queensland on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 October with the welcome reception on Sunday, 9 October.
The conference brings together all concerned with charitable recycling to network, share knowledge, best practices and proven methods in a forum where we can all learn from one another’s experiences.

We have an outstanding line-up of speakers generously giving their time to share their knowledge and expertise. Go to the speakers and abstracts page …

For more information and registration, visit the conference website at this link ….

Download the conference brochure with confirmed speakers, abstracts and registration form here …

Donations, not rubbish please 

Giving unusable or broken goods and rubbish to a charity bin or op shop is not a donation – it is dumping waste on a charity. Australia’s charity recyclers stand to lose millions of dollars each year disposing of rubbish and unusable ‘donations’. Make your donation count by following these simple tips:

1.Ask yourself, would you give this item to a friend in need (ie it’s clean, undamaged, good quality)
2.Donate direct to the op shop during operating hours or call to arrange pick-up for larger items
3.Put rubbish and damaged items in your rubbish bin.

More information on donating goods to op shops is available here … 

To help you make the right decisions when cleaning out your home or office, please take a moment to watch this engaging video produced by the  NSW EPA and spread the message to your friends and colleagues, or visit our webpage How to make your donation count

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Australia’s charity op shops play vital roles in Australian communities.

All proceeds from your donations and purchases at charity op shops support the wonderful work undertaken by these charities in your community.

Parting with out-of-fashion / wrong size / no-longer-needed but still good quality clothes and household goods is so much easier when you know you are helping others less fortunate in your community when you donate to your local charity op shop.

Give yourself a little retail therapy that is guaranteed to do good – discover the fun of op shopping.

Volunteer

Some 70,000 volunteers support the operations of charity op shops around Australia.  Meet some of these amazing people here 

volunteers celebration with Mrs Abbott

 

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