Choose to Reuse with RGQ!
We're Queensland's only eco arts and reuse co-operative specialising in the collection of clean industrial discards and other high quality materials for re-sale back to the public. Every week we're saving approximately 2 tonnes of reusable 'waste' from landfill.
Visit us at our warehouse at 20 Burke Street, Woolloongabba
We're normally open to the public from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday (except for public holidays and between xmas and new years)
Warehouse Update - Trading as normal from June 26th, 2023
***UPDATE FOR 26/6/23 - REOPENING TODAY***
In November 2022, our warehouse was severely damaged during roof replacement works that didn't go according to plan.
You can read a detailed description of what happened, and what we expect to happen now, at this page.
As a result of the damage, we lost around 90% of the stock on our shop floor but we've been super busy restocking over the last few months and we're confident our shop is ready for the public
We will not be accepting drop-off donations for a little while longer. We will announce here and on Facebook when that changes.
It will also be a few more weeks before we reopen our Mail Order service. For a while at least, the range of pre-packed boxes will be a lot smaller than we normally offer, but we'll build that up again over time.
Our Workshops Program continues as normal.Thanks for your patience, and we look forward to seeing you back in the warehouse again soon.
Our original warehouse was based in West End until January 2011 when it was relocated to Woolloongabba, where we still reside today.
In order to distinguish our organisation as a separate legal entity from our friends at Reverse Garbage in Sydney, and more clearly relate ourselves to our local community, we rebranded in 2015 to what we're officially known as today - Reverse Garbage Queensland Co-op Ltd
We strive to achieve Environmental, Social, and Financial sustainability by minimising our Eco footprint and supporting others to reduce theirs.
We are a worker-run cooperative, as such, we encourage workplace equity through our decision-making and day-to-day practices.
As a not-for-profit organisation, any surplus are reinvested back into the business and Friends of the Earth Brisbane.
We do not accept funding from external sources for our ongoing operational costs. However, we will consider donations and grants for one-off projects.
Workshops: We run environmental education workshops and tours for schools, festivals and community groups both in-house and externally.
Postage: we mail our exciting materials Australia-wide, an inexpensive and environmentally responsible alternative to mainstream art supplies.
Supporting Local Artists: our Reverse Emporium stocks high-quality art, jewellery, homewares and more. All Items are upcycled from salvaged materials.