The Bower is an environmental charity committed to reducing landfill.
We intercept reusable items, before they’re illegally dumped or sent to landfill, and return them to the community at low cost.
LOCATIONS: Our two shops in Marrickville and Parramatta sell second hand furniture, appliances, household goods, salvaged building materials, bikes, books and more. We also run a woodworking space in Redfern and an electronics hub in Green Square.
COLLECTIONS: We offer a collection service – free for 20 participating council areas across Sydney – for household furniture and items that are in good usable condition. The Bower truck can also deliver your purchases from the stores.
WORKSHOPS: We run workshops in carpentry, home DIY and a range of other cool subjects related to reuse and repair, to encourage reuse and repair in the community.
WOODWORKS: The Bower’s woodwork program is renowned and uses only recycled materials. We build bespoke furniture to your specifications, plus we create our own designs which are sold through our shops. Plus, our Rent-a-Bench scheme allows you to work independently in the woodshop, with assistance from a skilled woodworker when needed.
REPAIRS: We hold regular Repair Cafés, where people can bring broken bikes, electrical items or wood furniture, and we’ll teach you how to fix it for free. Or you can leave your items with us for low cost repairs.