Kids Off the Kerb offer a free collection of white goods for residents.
Kids Off the Kerb Whitegoods Refurbishment & Recycling Program is a social enterprise centred on the refurbishment and recycling of whitegoods, especially fridges/freezers, washing machines, dryers, microwaves, ovens, stoves, hot plates and cook tops.
Kids Off The Kerb collects the items from households and businesses in local councils and deliver the goods to their Thomastown factory. The young people involved in the program are trained to test, repair and clean the used whitegoods and electronics whilst developing a greater understanding of sustainability and community. Through the program the young people improve their skills and create education and employment pathways.
The refurbished items are used for second hand sales, broken down for spare parts, or recycled through the scrap metal process, meaning there is zero landfill. Proceeds from sales go back into the program.
Bookings can be made via the Kids Off the Kerb call centre during Monday to Friday between 9.00am to 5.00pm by telephoning 03 9982 5600.
The Salvation Army provides a free collection service for re-saleable whitegoods to metropolitan Melbourne homes.
The Salvation Amy will collect your old whitegoods (fridges, freezers, washing machines, dishwashers, etc). They will assess if the item is suitable for resale and if so will take it away for resale.
Acceptable: working white goods in good condition ready for resale.
Not acceptable: not working or damaged white goods, damaged seals, damaged power leads and mould.
You will find a link to the Salvation Army website under Related information.