Women Against Waste, Bairnsdale

Next event planned for April 2018

Thank you for your interest. Our October 2017 event was a huge success with many calling for it to be a regular event.
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If you're a woman interested in supporting the War On Waste, who loves saving money, supporting local charities and having a great time out,
then The Hiit Factory Bairnsdale together with Interior Philosophy and a team of volunteers have come together to create just the thing for you.

Come & enjoy a social event with a conscience in Bairnsdale

Join us to:
SWAP your unwanted, quality women's clothes & accessories
DONATE your unwanted children's & specific household items
RECYCLE your batteries & mobile phones/accessories and learn about recycling in the home

Plus bring your cash:
ENJOY afternoon tea from the CWA
Proceeds from the day go to the CWA and Melon's Cottage

Read the full Terms and Conditions below for specific details on what can be swapped, donated and recycled before signing up

Participants of the Bairnsdale Women Against Waste Community event are invited to bring clothing and house hold items to this event to either swap, donate or recycle as follows:

SWAP women's clothing and accessories: clothes, hats, jewellery, belts, shoes, scarves, gloves & bags.
In excellent condition without rips, tears, stains or odours. 
Any items remaining after the event will be donated to The Salvos Bairnsdale

On arrival, please take your clothes and accessories  to the designated area (see signage on the day) and unpack your items onto the appropriate table. Items will be separated into areas as follows: Sizes 8 to 10, sizes 12 to 14, sizes 16 - 18, sizes 20+, shoes, bags and belts, scarves, gloves and hats, jewellery.

Clothes & Accessories Swap Bairnsdale

Donate items Bairnsdale

DONATE women’s bras: Size 8-16, A-DD cup, size 18+, A-DD cup, nursing bras, E cup plus, ANY size, mastectomy bras and breast forms (prostheses), swimwear, any size, underpants (new). 
All donations sent to Uplift Bras via Intimo with Michelle Blackwood

DONATE women’s hygiene items: Unused regular and super pads, unused regular and super tampons, unused liners, unused feminine/baby wipes, small packets of lollies (not chocolate in summer), unopened small hand sanitiser gels, small  disposable bags, other personal hygiene items.  
 All donations sent to The Gippsland Period Project via Annette Wolfe Barrister & Solicitor

DONATE baby blankets and small blankets for cats. New and lightly used toys, collars & leads, scratching posts etc. Please no doonas or pillows.
All donations sent to Animal Aid Bairnsdale

DONATE Unopened non-perishables pantry items. 
All donations sent to Bairnsdale Neighbourhood House

DONATE Children's items to including clothes, toys, nappies, baby products and toiletries.
All donations sent to A Better Life for Foster Kids

DONATE Fabric, scissors, zips, thread and other sewing equipment suitable for bag making (Boomerang Bags)
All donations sent to Gaia Guardians Environmental Trust Paynesville

On arrival, please take your donation to the designated area (see signage on the day) and follow any instructions.
More charities to be listed once confirmed.

Responsible Recycling of Batteries Bairnsdale

RECYCLE household batteries: AA, AAA, C, D and 9V sized batteries (rechargeable and non- rechargeable) 
All batteries dropped off to Bairnsdale Landfill to be recycled.

RECYCLE mobile phones, mobile batteries, charges and accessories & mobile wireless broadband devices
All phones & accessories sent to Mobile Muster via East Gippsland Shire Council

On arrival, please take your batteries  to the designated area (see signage on the day) and talk with the representative of East Gippsland Shire Council to learn more about recycling in the home.

Afternoon Tea from the CWA

ENJOY afternoon tea cooked up by the ladies of the Country Woman's Association (CWA) including sandwiches, slices, scones and hot drinks. Reasonably priced, your purchase will support the good work of the CWA. Please bring your Keep Cup to enjoy a hot cuppa too as we will not be using non-recyclable cups for this event.

More details to be listed once confirmed.



In all cases of items to swap and donate only bring items in good to excellent condition. Clothing must be free from rips, stains, odours, fraying and in good shape. Shoes must be lightly worn and clean. Jewellery and accessories damage free. Bras can have light to medium wear. Children’s toys must be complete, un broken and in clean working order. All personal hygiene items must be new and unopened. Items for Animal Aid including blankets, towels, toys and equipment may have some wear. Pantry items must be sealed and unused. Consider if you would believe the item to be of suitable quality and condition if you were to find it at this event.

This event promotes mindful consumption. Therefore we ask participants to be selective when considering which items to take away from the swap. We aim to connect items with people who feel a ‘heck yes it’s fantastic’ response to an item, not just a ‘it’s ok and it’s free so I guess I will take it’ response. We will not limit the amount of swap items participants may leave with, as we would like to see as many items re-homed as possible; however a good rule of thumb is to take up to as many swap items as you arrived with. 
A fair go policy applies. Anyone found to be in conflict with other participants and in possession of more than a fair share of items may be asked to leave the event. Please ensure you bring a re-usable bag to take away your new items.

All registered participants will be automatically added to the mailing list for Interior Philosophy & The Hiit Factory Bairnsdale. You can remove yourself from either or both lists at any time. This will ensure organisers can update and inform you of any relevant information.

By registering for this free event, you accept all the information, terms and conditions outlined on this page, including but not limited to:

  • Only bringing items to Swap/Donate which meet all the relevant condition requirements outlined above
  • Agreement to operate under a Fair Go policy on the number of items to take away from the event
  • Understanding that organisers can request you to leave the event at their discretion 
  • Your details will be added to the organiser's mailing list (you can remove yourself at any time)

This event is now booked out.