Whitegoods Refurbishment & Recycling

The White Goods Refurbishment and Recycling Program is a social enterprise focussed on the refurbishment and recycling of white goods, especially fridges, washing machines and dryers.

Kids Off The Kerb collects the items from households and businesses in local councils and deliver the goods to our Thomastown factory. The young people involved in the program are provided with the opportunity to be trained to test, repair and clean the used white goods while developing a greater understanding of sustainability and community. Through the program the young people improve their skills and create education and employment pathways.

The refurbished items are used for second hand sales, broken down for spare parts, or recycled through the scrap metal process, meaning there is zero landfill. Proceeds from sales go back into the program.

The program assists with the education of the community and individuals in environmental and sustainable practices. The distribution of goods back into the community and the diversion from landfill goes to supporting federal, state and local objectives of reducing environmental impact and carbon footprint.

Kids Off The Kerb aims to create sustainable training, employment and business opportunities for program participants, particularly young people considered at risk, while also increasing the capacity of its current operation.

This helps connect and provide job seekers with access to real job training and also to trained mentors to provide work experience and job ready skills in transport and logistics, sustainability, business administration and customer service related industries. Job seekers are mentored and can have their practical skills and knowledge showcased to employers, community groups, government officials and other key stakeholders.

The effect on the participants own sense of self-worth will encourage them in seeking employment opportunities and/or further education.

Kids Off The Kerb currently collects from the following councils:

City of Whittlesea

Moonee Valley City Council

Hume City Council

• Darebin City Council

• City of Moreland

• City of Banyule

Kids Off The Kerb also collects in the following areas through the transfer station:

• City of Yarra

• Bacchus Marsh

To arrange a collection or to purchase any of our refurbished white goods please visit our factory store in Thomastown. Please call 03 9982 5600 to arrange a collection time.

“Creating Worth Through Worthwhile Enterprise”