This is where it all starts!
The general public bring in all their unwanted household items and donate these to Aroundagain at the Receival Station.
We accept most items as long as they are in good condition and are able to be sold! For a list of items that we Take and Do Not Take please see below:
All items are sorted and then transferred to the various parts of Aroundagain: Shop, Yard, Good Room, E-waste, Recycling or other areas as required.
The Receival Station is open daily and on every day when the Council Landfill is open. It is always staffed by a supported employee and support person.
The Receival Station was developed by the Mildura Rural City Council during 2005 and officially opened in January 2006.
Recycling of materials
Throughout the year we accumulate a lot of recyclable items as part of our sorting process at Receival Station. These items include copper, brass, cast iron and batteries. These are all sold to a metal recycler, with the income going to Aroundagain.
Electrical goods received by Aroundagain are tested to ensure that they are safe and operational. Any faulty items are dismantled into components by our supported employees:
- Computer hard drives
- Electrical cables
- Circuit boards
We dismantle approximately 11,000 electrical items annually. All these components are sold to various companies with the income being returned to Aroundagain.
Pegs for surveyors
We are the premium supplier of painted surveyor pegs in the region.
Every Thursday we have two technical and computer savvy volunteers work at Aroundagain. They rebuild computers and these are sold in our shop.
The hard drives are wiped (to Australian Standard) and cleaned prior to the installation of Linux Freeware. The systems are sold complete with screen, keyboard and mouse. Over the past three years we have sold approximately 400 computers with prices varying from $50 to $150.