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

View FAQs

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

  • Column heaters and plastic fans
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Dishwashers
  • Ensemble bed bases
  • Books and music


  • Entertainment units (large)
  • Doors and windows
  • Furniture made from chipboard / MDF
  • Gardening items
  • Gas appliances
  • Hardware and tools
  • Large exercise equipment
  • Timber
  • Mattresses and sofa beds
  • Plumbing
  • Office furniture
  • Sports and leisure goods
  • Pianos, pianolas and organs
  • Bikes and bike parts
  • Printers, scanners and WiFi modems
  • Paint
  • Soft furnishings
  • White goods* (microwaves, fridges and washing machines in good working condition)

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

  • Boxed tiles and pavers*

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.