Whitegoods Refurbishment & Recycling

The Whitegoods Refurbishment & Recycling Program is a social enterprise centred on the refurbishment and recycling of whitegoods, 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 trained to test, repair and clean the used whitegoods and electronics whilst 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 people, particularly young people consider at risk, whilst 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, electro-technology, sustainability, business administration and customer service related industries. Job seekers are mentored and have their practical skills and knowledge showcased to employers, community groups, government officials and other key stakeholders.

The effect on their 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
• Melbourne City Council
• City of Maribyrnong
Hume City Council
• Darebin City Council

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

• Monash City Council
• City of Yarra
• City of Melton

 

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

“Creating Worth Through Worthwhile Enterprise”