Highlights of the 2023 pop-up shop and workshop

More about the 2023 pop-up

About the shop

Come and see all the favourites from last year's pop-up – the free rummage room, bargain-priced rescued items, and local artists’ beautiful upcycled products.  And more… 

The 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 waste collection and risking them being crushed and going to landfill.

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

Donations - we are no longer accepting donations

Donations closed for 2023 at the end of July. 

Here is the list of items we WERE accepting during the Darebin hard waste collection time.

Items in good condition with all working parts - and some less-than-perfect items for the rePurpose station. Nothing with rips or stains, chips or cracks, rust, mould or damp. 

Black - for the retail or rummage room

Green - for the rePurpose station

Red - for our collections for charity/community/community assistance 

Highlights at the 2023 pop-up 

The community lounge

A comfy place to sit awhile, take a load off your feet, and watch everyone enjoying the pop-up shop! And a great place to see the DHRH mural painted by @Brascha Made It.

rePurpose station

The rePurpose station is the home for items that are not fit for their intended purpose, and other potential waste materials that may be suitable for reusing for other purposes including arts and crafts. These items will be available for free at the pop-up. These items will be diverted to chosen organisations, and not offered for taking at the pop-up. The rePurpose station is a drop-off point for items for Project Pair Up (www.facebook.com/ProjectPairUp) and Project Share Stationery.


See what's happening at the pop-up WORKshop 


The upcyclers' corner is showcasing and selling gorgeous products made by local makers. All products use at least 50% materials sourced second-hand, or rescued or diverted from waste. 

Some examples of the amazing products that are, or have been, for sale at the pop-up. Note that some items in these photos may have sold.