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. 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 open to the public from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday (except for public holidays)
CLOSED FOR THE PUBLIC HOLIDAY, 26th January 2022
We currently CANNOT accept drop-in donations. We apologise for the inconvenience but we are inundated and no longer have the capacity to accept donations until the end of January 2022. If you have something that you'd like to donate, please fill out our Drop-Off Donations form and we'll get back to you in the New Year.
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.