Even though Perth is one of the most isolated cities in the world, there's no shortage of charity bins and retail locations willing to accept your clothing donations around the city.
Even though Perth has just the 4th largest population in Australia, it has one of the highest concentrations of donation bins compared to any other city. This makes the Perth residents some of the most charitable in the country. Good on you. As well as the Perth CBD, you'll find charity bins in suburbs such as Osborne Park, Applecross, Cottesloe, Midland, Rockingham, Yanchep, and many more.
Some of the charitable organisations who maintain a presence of second hand retail stores and donation bins in Perth include, Red Cross, Vinnies, The Salvation Army, and the SCR Group. Perth is also the only city in the country to have the Good Sammy and Anglicare organisations operating charity bins as well. Remember - before you visit one of the locations you see above to donate your goods, make sure to double check beforehand whether or not they accept the type of goods you have. Nearly all the locations will accept clothing donations, but not all accept homewares, electrical appliances, and other household items. Give them a call or read their description for more info.
One more thing to remember is that there are reports these charitable organisations are paying upwards of $13 million each year transporting unusable donated goods to landfill. Let's help them put that money to better use by only donating your goods which would be happy to be received by another person or in another home.
If you're in Perth and you think we've missed out on a charity bin location near you or a second hand store that accepts donations, let us know. Happy donating!