Despite it being one of the windiest cities in Australia, you'll be happy to know your clothes won't be blown away if you find a charity bin near you and donate your clothes. There are plenty of charitable organisations operating in Hobart that will happily accept your donated goods.
Even though Hobart is a little bit spread out, you'll never be too far from a place where you can donate your goods. You'll find the Hobart CBD has both charity bins and second hand goods stores, as well as suburbs such as Sandy Bay, New Town, West Moonah, Rosny Park, and others.
Charitable organisations operating in Hobart and the greater Tasmanian state include Lifeline, St Vincent De Paul (AKA Vinnies), Red Cross, and The Salvation Army (AKA Salvos). Remember that even though nearly all of them will accept your clothing donations into their bins, not all will accept goods such as electrical appliances, homewares, linen, and others. If you are wishing to donate something other than clothes, it's best to give them a call beforehand to see if they'll accept it.
With that in mind, it's also important to make sure whatever you're donating - the organisation will actually be able to use. Reports put the price tag at around $13 million each year for these organisations to haul of unusuable clothing and goods to landfill. If you don't think they'll be able to use it, it's best to just throw it away yourself.
If you are in Hobart and know of a charity bin near you not on the map, or a store selling second hand goods which also accepts donations of clothes and other items, let us know and we'll add it in. Happy donating!