Tip Shops and Upcycling


Reusing, upcycling or repurposing items means that it doesn’t end up buried in landfill - saving you money when disposing of waste and saving the environment. Give your pre-loved items another life by holding a garage sale, dropping off reusable items for free at our tip shops or donating items to your local charity. 

Lakes Creek Road Waste Management Facility Tip Shop - "Trendy Trash"

Located at the entrance to Lakes Creek Road Waste Management Facility, everyone welcome, you don't need to be using the landfill to enter!

Opening hours: 8am - 4pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Store is closed on Christmas Day.

Quality second-hand items at bargain prices are on offer both through the store and online through the Trendy Trash Facebook page. For online shopping at any time; view the stock, purchase and arrange a time with staff to pick-up your items. EFTPOS payment only.

"Trendy Trash" Tip Shop is managed by Queensland Metal Recyclers Pty Ltd.

Gracemere Waste Facility Tip Shop

Located inside the Gracemere Waste Facility - drive up to the Gatehouse to inform staff you wish to access the Tip Shop (cash sales only).

Opening hours: 10am - 2pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Shop is closed on Christmas Day.

The Gracemere Waste Facility Tip Shop is managed by MEGZ Pty Ltd. 

Pre-loved household & office items to drop-off for free

Pre-loved household and office items can be dropped off for free, if they are clean, of good quality, and in reusable condition. A staff member onsite must have looked over them and agreed to accept. Not all items will be accepted which could be due to resale, current stock, storage space etc.

At Lakes Creek Road Waste Management Facility, drive into the Recovery Lanes to have your items looked over. At Gracemere Waste Facility, drive to the Gatehouse to have your items looked over.

Items may include:

  • office or household furniture
  • hand tools
  • building materials
  • gardening items
  • boating/ fishing supplies
  • camping items
  • computers and usable parts
  • lawn mowers and usable parts
  • car parts 
  • toys
  • sports equipment
  • kitchenware
  • books, music, videos

Please note no clothing/ linen/ soft toys are currently acceptable due to COVID-19 health guidelines.

Op Shops

Support a charity by purchasing second-hand instead of brand new or by donating good condition reusable household goods.