KM Earth Care Initiatives

Waste Not Textile Drop-Off Point

The Centre is now a collection point for Perth Community Clothing Recycling Wholesaler Pty Ltd.   This social enterprise turns waste cloth into rags for local trades, or else sends it to manufactuers overseas for use in rug and furniture manufacture.    Local individuals and families can offload their  waste textiles, including clothing and linens at the Centre in our dedicated Waste Not purple bin.  Kindly ensure that the textiles are clean.  Rips and holes are acceptable.


KM Book Exchange

Kardinya Book Exchange

The KM Book Exchange is located just near our front door entry, and is our way of encouraging the sharing and appreciation of second hand books.  Our community friends are welcome to “Take a Book or Leave a Book” from our colourful little library.  Visit anytime of day or evening.  We have books for every age and interest!

Fair Game Collection Point

We’ve partnered with Fair Game to gather unwanted sports equipment and direct them to children in under-resourced communities across Australia, including First Nations and CALD communities.  Involvement in physical activity is integral to improving health and education outcomes for children in remote communities, and we can help make this happen!

Used items in good, clean & useable condition that can be donated into our Fair Game donation bin include:

AFL footballs, soccer balls, basketballs
Footy boots
Soccer shin pads
Tee ball bats, mitts and balls
Track shoes
Boxing gloves/focus pads
Hula hoops
Large sports bags in good condition (eg. Cricket bags)

Items that can’t be accepted:

Sports clothing and uniforms (except team sets of bibs)
Helmets (baseball, cricket or bike – due to safety reasons)
Golf clubs
Trophies or medals
Used drink bottles
Large items such as fitness machines, bikes etc.
Any item that is broken, worn out or not suitable for current use eg. old style tennis rackets.


Give WRITE Kardinya Collection Point

KMCC is now an official collection point for Give Write – a not-for-profit organisation providing school stationary supplies to children in need across metropolitan and regional WA.   Just pop your donations (eg. pencils, markers, erasers, pencil cases etc.) in our dedicated light blue donation bin in the foyer!


Sustainability Workshops

KMCC runs a range of different workshops throughout the year with environmental and sustainability themes from recycling, to energy management, permaculture, and urban conservation.

We recently ran Rethinking Organic Waste facilitated by Peg Davies, focusing on composting, worm farms and bokashi bins.    The project was supported by Highways and Byways – Healing the Land, Healing Ourselves, Together.

Stay tuned for more workshops in 2023!