"Charity recycling bins are convenient"

,....to make your donation count, choose a "charity operated" donation bin.
The Facts

There is in excess of 10,000 donation bins located throughout Australia. Less than 65% or 6,500 are charity operated with around 35% commercially operated or 3500 donation bins.

Charity Recycling bins

Some charities provide donation bins in approved street and car park locations for the convenience of donors. We value the ongoing strong community support for charity recycling bins, but make your donation count by:

  • Ensuring your items are placed in a bin operated by a charity. Be aware some recycling bins are operated by commercial enterprises.
  • Ensuring the items can be recycled by the charity.
  • Placing your donation inside the bin – not outside the bin where it will attract scavenging.
  • If any of your donations do not fit in the bin please drop-off at an op-shop during opening hours or call your preferred charity to arrange for pick-up.

NACRO member charities commit to a code of practice for the management of their donation bins. Here’s a link to Charity Op Shops – genuine charitable recyclers and their contact details.

Fast Fact: It is estimated that there is in excess of 10,000 donation bins located throughout Australian metropolitan suburbs and regional towns. Less than 65% or 6,500 are charity operated with around 35% commercially operated or 3500 donation bins. Victoria has the highest percentage of commercially operated recycling bins in Australia.

How to help

More than 76,000 Australians volunteer their time to support charity op shops

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The National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations Inc. (NACRO) is the peak organisation that represents Australia’s charities and charity op shops.