About Collections

We now accept


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! 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.

  • White goods* (microwaves, fridges and washing machines in good working condition)
  • Electrical items* (kettles, toasters, televisions, vacuums complete and in working order)
  • Furniture* (complete bed frames of all sizes, tallboys, chests of drawers, small lounges, bedside tables, mattresses in pristine condition, small dining tables with chairs, small wardrobes, rugs)
  • 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.

  • Baby & Children’s Items
  • Column Heaters & Plastic Fans
  • Dishwashers
  • Ensemble Bed Bases
  • Entertainment Units (Large)
  • Furniture made from chipboard / MDF
  • Gas Appliances
  • Large exercise equipment
  • Mattresses & Sofa beds
  • Office Furniture
  • Pianos, Pianolas and Organs
  • Printers, Scanners and WiFi Modems
  • Soft furnishings
  • Ovens

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 re-home or recycle many types of goods.