reLOVE – trash & treasure market

reLOVE- trash & treasure market May 2021

Saturday May 1st 2021, 10am - 2pm.

Northcote Senior Citizens Centre, 18A Bent St, Northcote

Free entry. This is an accessible venue.

Co-hosted by Transition Darebin

Supported by City of Darebin

Public transport to the event

  • Mernda Line TRAIN : 450 metres (6 min walk) from Northcote Station

  • 86 TRAM : 160 metres (2 min walk) from High St/Bent St and High St/McCutcheon St stops

  • 508 BUS : 350 metres (5 min walk) from High St/Separation St and High St/Arthurton Rd stops

Parking near the venue

On-street, 1 and 2 hour parking in neighbouring streets

Market stalls

Rummage through donated household items being given away for free, visit and buy from our paid stallholders and help support the DHRH fundraising stall.

You can expect to find general indoor and outdoor household goods at the market. There will not be any electrical items, large furniture or clothing – but you might find shoes, hats, scarves and other clothing-related accessories.

Some stalls will be run by community members, for them to sell their own items as they wish, and Darebin Hard Rubbish Heroes stall is to raise funds for workshops and other activities aimed at keeping existing items in use and out of landfill.

Darebin Repair Cafe information stall

Learn how repair cafes work Chat with a fixer from a repair cafe • Discuss #righttorepair - we hope to have Mend It, Australia there.

Not a repair cafe in action, but an information stall where you can chat with members of the repair cafe about their events.

The Gifting Gallery

Photos of nature in Darebin kindly gifted by a DHRH member.

'The Gifting Gallery', shares a selection of images of nature's essence, as it is, in Darebin.

Simple captures to inspire and uplift.

Also to remind why community engagement and action like DHRH really matters.

It's a gift to remind, we all need to care for our natural world.

Photos will be gifted on the day to market visitors via a drop-your-name-in draw.

Activewear (good condition, pre-loved) with proceeds to Big Group Hug

Rummage through tubs of preloved activewear - with lots of life in them still - and find a bargain for a gold coin donation.

This is the only clothing at the market as it's a continuation of a recent fundraiser held earlier this month by Just Believe Fit Thornbury with all proceeds to northern suburbs charity Big Group Hug who provide material aid to vulnerable children.

Charity and recycling collection boxes

We invite you to bring along your donations of the following items.
Our members will take the items to the organisations described below.

Batteries, pens, markers, ink & toner cartridges

These will be taken to Officeworks by one of our members.

  • Domestic single use or rechargeable batteries in the following sizes:

    • AA, AAA, C, D, 9V

    • Laptop batteries

    • Mobile phone batteries

*Not industrial or commercial grade batteries, such as machinery batteries.

  • Empty ink & toner cartridges

  • Empty pens and markers

More info at

Blister packs - used/empty blister packs

These will be sent to one of the few organisations recycling these items. These can't go in Darebin recycling bins.

Crockery and tiles - no-longer-wanted, odds and ends, chipped, broken or whole

Will be used by Span Community House for mosaic workshops. Span offers a diverse range of programs from digital literacy to art, health and wellbeing to gardening, and offers skill development, pathways to further study or employment, information sharing, support and assistance service, and activities for fun.

Egg cartons - clean and intact

12-egg cartons will be taken to Helping Hands Preston who purchase eggs that are irregular shaped and not good enough for supermarkets and pack and sell them. 6-egg cartons will be taken to social enterprise cafe Moon Rabbit Cafe in Preston

Jars - clean, glass jars with metal lids

180ml or 250ml jars (with no labels) will be taken to social enterprise cafe Moon Rabbit Cafe in Preston, who use them for coffee and tea and are helping keep Darebin waste-free!

Mobile phones - old (prefer still working) and accessories – don't have to be smart phones

Will be taken to Domestic Violence Safe Phone … an initiative to ensure those in danger have access to a mobile phone who specialise in erasing, testing and distributing old mobile phones to someone in need. The mobile phone is something that many of us take for granted, but it can be a lifesaver for victims of domestic violence.

Plastic bottle tops

Plastic bottles tops from plastic milks and tetra packs will be collected and will be thoroughly cleaned, sorted and shredded at a local collection point, for later use in sustainable building products.

Plastic containers - unmatched tops and bottoms (clean, no cracks, splits) - not takeaway containers

Will be re-matched by The Useful Box: Tubs Project and sent back out into the world!

Towels - old, clean towels for pet rescue

Will be distributed to pounds and rescue groups.

Party kits on display - with re-usable items

DHRH has created some party kits from donated items that are available for borrowing for free . The kits have been developed to help reduce the purchase of single-use party items and disposable party items going to landfill.

There will be a kit or two on display at the market. Read more about the kits.