About Collections

We now accept

Clothing!

The Bower accepts wearable clothing, shoes, accessories and manchester. Because our Secondhand market is saturated we rehome 95% of these clothes to Africa.

Donate your household goods to the bower, and we’ll resell them back to the community at low cost, or get them to people in need via our house to home program.

Bower comes to you!

Make sure to check the types of items we do, and do not accept from the lists at the bottom of this page.

Participating Councils

Residents of the following councils are eligible to submit a free Collection Request:

Bayside, Burwood, Canada Bay, Canterbury Bankstown, City of Sydney, Cumberland, Georges River, Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Inner West, Ku-Ring-Gai, Lane Cove, Mosman, North Sydney, Parramatta, Randwick, Ryde, Strathfield, Waverley, Willoughby, Woollahra.

Types of items we accept

Bower accepts a wide variety of pre-loved goods including household items, and building materials. Please note that all donations are accepted at the discretion of the Bower staff, depending on space and resources available.

  • Electronic Appliances
  • White goods
  • Furniture
  • Kitchenware
  • Clothing
  • Books & Music
  • Doors & Windows
  • Gardening Items
  • Hardware & Tools
  • Timber
  • Plumbing
  • Bric-a-Brac
  • Sports & Leisure goods
  • Bikes & Bike Parts
  • Paint
  • Boxed Tiles & Pavers

Types of items we do not accept

Unfortunately there are a few categories of items that we cannot accept.

  • Entertainment Units (Large)
  • Chipboard / MDF
  • Soft Furnishings
  • Gas Appliances
  • Ovens
  • Mattresses & Sofa beds
  • Ensemble Bed Bases
  • Column Heaters & Plastic Fans
  • Office Furniture
  • Printers and Scanners
  • Baby & Children’s Items
  • Pianos, Pianolas and Organs

What if I have an item that Bower cannot accept or accommodate?

If you have an item we cannot accept please visit our REUSE DATABASE. This is a large searchable list of organisations that can rehome or recycle many types of goods.