About the shop

The shop offers free and low-priced preloved items, and includes upcycling, reuse and recycling collection, and workshops. Proceeds from sales go towards running costs and future Darebin Hard Rubbish Heroes’ events, which include raising funds for local charities. The shop is volunteer led and run. 

The reLOVE Pop-up provides an opportunity for usable, preloved items to be rehomed. It's just one of the options for rehoming usable preloved items instead of putting them on the nature strip for Darebin hard rubbish collection and risking them being crushed and going to landfill.

Other options include donating and selling to other organisations. Read some of the suggestions on the Darebin City Council website.

DHRH is running this project as a pilot to test the feasibility of an ongoing repair, reuse, recycle and upcycle space.

Rehoming – no longer accepting donations as we're closing on 30 July.

 We're no longer accepting donations because we're closing on 30 July. The shop has been a two-month pilot project.

Items we were accepting:

We will accept items in good condition with all working parts. We cannot accept anything with rips or stains, chips or cracks, rust, mould or damp. Large items can’t be accepted as we don’t have the space.

Items we weren't accepting:


We are selling products made by local makers from preloved materials.

Charity and recycling collection

A charity and recycling collection station is available for residents to drop off hard-to-recycle items. DHRH and Span Community House Thornbury are delivering these to appropriate reuse and recycling streams.

Charity and recycling collection has been a feature of previous DHRH events and has resulted in significant amounts being saved from landfill.

Items you can drop off at our collection station

Please note that we're collecting and distributing these items to others who use or recycle them – we're not processing any materials.

Please only bring items on the list below as we're a collection point and not a recycling facility, and we're volunteer-run so we don't have the resources to deal with other items.


Workshops will be offered after-hours or on weekends. These will include:

Workshops will be offered from mid-June.

Community notice board 

A community notice board will be a prominent feature in the shop to promote local charities who rehome preloved items, such as RIMERN and Big Group Hug.

We invite local repair, recycling and upcycling businesses to promote themselves on the notice board.

If you work with or represent a care agency, charity or business that rehomes preloved, or offers repair and refurbishing services please contact us if you'd like to be included. You may even run a small local removal service that may be of interest to locals needing to rehome large items. 

Get in touch via emaildhrh@gmail.com if you need accessible access.

Screen grab of Darebin Hard Rubbish Heroes Instagram account relove.dhrh

DHRH on Instagram –relove.dhrh