Promote your sustainability status & offer a user-pay Circular Take-Back Service. Charge & collect a minimum of 120kg and help your community and customers send zero waste to landfill. We also safely repurpose fashion and apparel deadstock.
Request for a Quote to engage your community in a positive way that supports people and planet.
Community leaders can support the environment and offer our Circular Take-Back Service.
All of our "waste" is kept in Australia to mitigate emissions and pollution, to provide job opportunities, especially for our disability enterprise partners and foster circular economy innovation in Australia.
We first encourage wearers to donate, upcycle, recycle, repair or pass-on so that we only collect unwearable clothing and homeware textiles plus denim - the good, bad and ugly for the Circular Denim Project.
Available at present in Sydney the Take-Back service is to be paid for by the wearer/customer on a per kilo basis. The role of the community or business is to weigh and collect the fees and book a pick-up once you have reached a minimum of 120kg.
Our disability enterprise partners will collect, sort, dismantle & re-bale the textile waste ready to divert through our circular streams to grow the Australian circular economy industry.
Our Take-back service Set-Up and Admin fee is paid for by you - our clients after collecting from the wearer/customer. You collect the waste and charge the wearer per kilo (purchase scales or use our estimated bag system).
Once you reach a 120kg minimum our Disability Enterprise teams will collect. Charges are to cover transport, sorting and disassembling services offered by our disability enterprise partners plus repurposing.
This Mixed service will utilise a wide variety of circular waste streams. We currently offer 18 circular streams with new innovations to be added. Services are currently available in Sydney with plans to extend in 2021.
Textiles collected are denim, unwearable clothing and textile homewares are no longer useful - including the difficult mixed synthetic blends, socks, undies and bras.
Contact Circular Centre to request a quote. See further details below on our Circular textile waste streams.
The Circular Centre is proud to work with Mosman Council as the first council in Australia to divert their resident's textile waste away from both landfill and prevent from being shipped offshore.
Mosman residents can download the RecycleSmart App and book a curbside collection of a wide variety of waste items including their "good" clothing that is donated to Vinnies and "unwearable" clothing and homewares including difficult items like bras, underwear, socks and old linen that are normally put in a rubbish bin.
View our "How-to" video created by Contrast Media and see steps below to learn more about our textile waste offered to councils and community groups.
We currently have 19 circular streams in Australia where we repurpose every waste material plus the packaging into other products. Streams include buttons, zippers, elastic, synthetic mixed textiles, wool, cotton, denim etc. See below for example streams.
Where possible, we offer a Take-back Service where our product are given a unique QR Code to follow the materials. We encourage users and customers to then return the product so it can re-join our circular streams ensuring its still kept out of landfill.
Clients can also work with Contrast Media to create a promo video of your company or council transitioning to zero waste using circular economy principles & ticking off many UN SDGs.
CIRCULAR CENTRE PTY LTD
The Circular Centre is situation on Gadigal people's land in Eora Country, Sydney Australia. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. It always was and always will be Aboriginal land.
Australia's Largest Denim Redesign Project + Competition challenges designers + fashion students to create a Ready to Wear garment using denim diverted from General Pants Co.'s Denim Amnesty