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Charities and donation bins

Knox has many options to donate, reuse or recycle secondhand, used or unwanted items.

You can donate good-quality household items to a local charity, or drop off clothing in one of the charity bins in Knox.

Unwanted items

Many charities accept good quality used clothing, secondhand furniture and other donated goods. Clothing, books, furniture, toys, homewares and other goods can go on to help the community.

You can also arrange a pick up of larger secondhand items from your home, like whitegoods.

Local charities

There are a variety of fantastic op shops, collection services and secondhand stores in and around the Knox area.

Be sure to have a look around when you drop off an item for resale – you might find yourself a bargain.

Angliss Hospital FTG Auxiliaries Opportunity Shop

Shop 4, 101 Station St, Ferntree Gully

Animal Aid Opportunity Shop

Various locations

Aussie Veterans Opportunity Shop

Shop 20C and Shop 10, The Mall, Boronia

Brotherhood of St Laurence Community Stores

Various locations, including Knox

Eastern Emergency Relief Network

Contact for more information. Collection area includes Knox.

Hills Church Opportunity Shop

18 Alpine St, Ferntree Gully

Knox Opportunity Shop

U3/29 Macauley Place, Bayswater.

St Vincent de Paul Society

Various locations.

Tamminya House op shop

7 Rose St, Upper Ferntree Gully.

The Salvation Army

Various locations. Collections are also available for larger items.

VMCH Opportunity Shops

Various locations, including Wantirna and Ferntree Gully.

Fridges and whitegoods

There are options to recycle large household appliances like:

  • fridges and freezers
  • washing machines
  • clothes dryers
  • dishwashers.

Find out about recycling whitegoods.

Charity donation bins

Council provides sites for charity and clothing donation bins.

Management and maintenance of the bins are the responsibility of the individual charity.

Find a charity bin near you.

Buy second-hand goods

You can buy second-hand goods at Knox Treasure Chest located at the Knox Transfer Station.

They also have second-hand:

  • building materials
  • plumbing supplies
  • clothing
  • bric-a-brac
  • mulch
  • home goods and more.

Visit Knox Transfer station:

Open 9am – 4pm daily. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

George Street (off High Street Road), Wantirna South.

-37.882883538553, 145.21335572004

More information

Learn more about other recycling options near me.

Need help?

Contact us and we will get back to you.

Or call our Community Services team on 9298 8000.

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