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 open to the public from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday (except for public holidays)
Saturday the 5th of November | The Old Museum, Gregory Terrace
We will be accepting Expressions of Interests from Refashion & Wearable Art Designers + Cosplay Builders from Wednesday the 29th of June to Wednesday the 13th of July. Creatives will be contacted by Friday the 15th of July on the success of their application with our official WornOUT 2022 line-up to be publicly announced on Monday the 18th of July.
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.