Treasure Troves and second-hand shopping
Brisbane City Council operates two second-hand shops, which sell items donated by Brisbane residents via our resource recovery centres. Council's Treasure Troves (formerly known as Brisbane tip shops) are conveniently open every weekend from 8am-4pm each day (excluding Easter Sunday, as well as Christmas Day and New Year's Day when these days fall on a weekend).
- 46 Colebard Street West, Acacia Ridge
- 27A Prosperity Place, Geebung.
Donate to Council's resource recovery centres at:
- Chandler Resource Recovery Centre, 728 Tilley Road, Chandler
- Ferny Grove Resource Recovery Centre, 101 Upper Kedron Road, Ferny Grove
- Nudgee Resource Recovery Centre, 1372 Nudgee Road, Nudgee Beach
- Willawong Resource Recovery Centre, 360 Sherbrooke Road, Willawong
Before buying new household furniture, homewares, collectables, books, hardware items or sporting equipment, visit your local Treasure Trove at Acacia Ridge or Geebung for quality second-hand items saved from ending up in landfill.
Why shop at your local Treasure Trove?
Keep Brisbane clean and green. Buy second-hand. save items from landfill.
Buy second-hand, reuse and upcycle to save money.
Feel good being a more conscious consumer. Support charity.
How can I donate to my local Treasure Trove?
Do you have items at home you no longer need that are in good, usable condition? Donate them to our local Treasure Trove via our four resource recovery centres. There is no disposal fee for donated items, where you drop off items in a vehicle under 4.5 tonnes combined gross vehicle mass (CGVM). Donations are not accepted at our local Treasure Trove.
All items must be clean and in working condition. Resource recovery centre officers may refuse to accept items for donation that are not considered saleable.
Check out our acceptable items list for donations.
Who operates Council's Treasure Troves?
The Endeavour Foundation operates both Council Treasure Troves.
The foundation is one of Australia's largest non-government organisations, supporting and providing opportunities for people with a disability.
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