reLOVE Upcycle market

Saturday 27 November 11am-3pm

For makers of upcycled products to showcase and sell items they make from preloved materials

At Span Community House, 64 Clyde Street Thornbury.

A Span RRR (reuse, repair, recycle) Hub event in partnership with DHRH and Transition DarebinCo-hosted by Transition Darebin and Span Community House

Attendees will need to show vaccination certificates. Free entry. This is an accessible venue.

See the stalls that will be at the market.


Saturday 27 November 2021 from 11am to 3pm


Span Community House is a dynamic hub of community support, adult learning and sustainability in the heart of Thornbury.

Public transport to the event

PTV Bus routes 250 and 251 down Victoria Road – 3 minute walk from corner of Victoria Road and Clyde Street.

Parking near the venue

On-street and in neighbouring streets, unlimited time and free.

Free upcycling workshops – make a bee bath from rescued, preloved items

DHRH member Kelly Armati from Shiner Creative Workshops will guide participants to each construct and paint a bee bath using discarded table legs and plastic, pot-plant saucers donated and/or rescued from hard rubbish. Each participant will complete a bee bath during the workshop to take home at the conclusion of the event. All materials will be provided. Aprons will be supplied. The workshop is not suitable for under 16s. More pictures at

Workshops will run at 12pm and 2pm, for one hour, and are limited to six participants per workshop.

A COVID-safe event. Participants will be required to scan in via QR code and masks may need to be worn while inside the market and during the workshop. Current Victoria State Government requirements will be displayed on the day.

Thankyou to Rotarians for Bees and Bunnings Northland for your kind donations and sponsorship of these workshops.

Charity and recycling collection boxes

We invite you to bring along your donations of the following items.

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

  • CDs and DVDs

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.

Board game pieces and incomplete boards games

One of our members will create complete sets, which will then be given away and/or taken to op shops.

Bread tags

Will be collected by Span Community House Thornbury as a local collection hub for Bread Tags for Wheelchairs

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 given to social enterprise cafe Moon Rabbit Cafe in Preston

Jars - clean, glass jars with metal lids

Jars of all sizes (clean and without labels please) will be donated 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

Domestic Violence Safe Phone (DVS) will receive all phones and accessories donated. The mobile phone is something that many of us take for granted, but it can be a lifesaver for victims of domestic violence. DVS is an initiative that specialises in erasing, testing and distributing old mobile phones to people who may be in need of them to keep safe.

Pet rescue items

Old, clean towels and pet carriers will be accepted to be distributed to pounds and rescue groups.

Plastic bottle tops

Rinsed please :) Plastic bottles tops from plastic milks and tetra packs will be collected to be shredded at a local collection point, for later use in sustainable building products.

Plastic cards - old credit cards, loyalty cards, used gift cards etc

Old, used and no-longer-used plastic cards will be used to make guitar picks (plectrums) at Span.

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!

Rubber bands

Thick and unbroken please :) Span Community House Thornbury will collect and sort then donate to Joe’s Market Garden at CERES.

Waste for art

Local artist and market stall holder Dan Plasto, will collect donations of used and unwanted cigarette lighters, make up bits and pieces, old textas, pens, pencils, and paintbrushes, rusty keys etc to be used in his artworks.