With The Kerbside Collection Coming Up in Mt Gravatt, Have You Thought of Upcycling?

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Mount Gravatt will be having its annual Kerbside Collection Day on Monday, 12 March 2018. This means that it’s time to throw those large, unwanted household items out.

However, for homeowners who are still hesitant to let go of items with sentimental value, or people on the lookout for useful items from the kerb, upcycling might be a great solution.

Kerbside collection is anticipated not only by residents who are meaning to throw things out, but also by scavengers who are skilled in repurposing or upcycling. As they say, one man’s trash can be someone else’s treasure.

The Brisbane City Council supports reusing and upcycling to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. Council initiatives  such as the Salvage Recycling Art Exhibition  and the Revive Second-hand Fashion Festival are just some of the events initiated by the council to promote reuse and upcycle.

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Considering the items being thrown on the kerb such as fridge, tubs, and old sporting equipment, a little bit of creativity and craftsmanship is all you need to create something new.

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For instance, you can turn an old fridge into a rustic outdoor cooler.

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This old coffee table upcycled into a chic coffee table ottoman.

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Get creative with these bike rim wreaths.

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Have an old TV set? Why not turn it into a project for your furry friend.

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Car parts not accepted in the Kerbside collection? Get upcycling inspiration from these examples.

Spark plug hangers.

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Car parts turned steampunk themed lamp.

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Turn an old tyre into an ottoman.

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Imagination goes a long way in reducing waste and keeping old memories creatively. With only a few days left before the big day, it’s time to take stock of what you have and put your creative juices to work.