The Bower

Do you have a quality item that is too good to send to landfill? Try contacting The Bower.

The Bower accepts a wide variety of pre-loved goods including household items and building materials. Ku-ring-gai residents can book a collection.

Book a collection here

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Unfortunately there are a few categories of items that we cannot accept.

Items we accept  Items we do not accept
  • Furniture (complete bed frames of all sizes, tallboys,
    chests of drawers, small lounges, bedside tables,
    mattresses in pristine condition, small dining tables
    with chairs, small wardrobes, rugs)
  •  Baby and children’s items
  • Kitchenware
  • Clothing
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Column heaters and plastic fans

  • Books and music
  • Dishwashers
  • Doors and windows
  • Ensemble bed bases

  • Gardening items

  • Entertainment units (large)
  • Hardware and tools

  • Furniture made from chipboard / MDF

  • Timber

  • Gas appliances
  • Plumbing

  • Large exercise equipment
  • Sports and leisure goods

  • Mattresses and sofa beds

  • Bikes and bike parts
  • Office furniture

  • Paint

  • Ovens

  • White goods* (microwaves, fridges and washing machines in good working condition)

  • Pianos, pianolas and organs

  • Electrical items* (kettles, toasters, televisions, vacuums complete and in working order)

  • Printers, scanners and WiFi modems

  • Boxed tiles and pavers* 

  • Soft furnishings

What if I have an item that Bower cannot accept or accommodate? 

If you have an item we cannot accept please visit The Reuse database. This is a large searchable list of organisations that can re-home or recycle many types of goods.