Policy development, advice and advocacy
As one of Australia's largest charity clothing reuse organisations, our Recycling Operation has collected, sorted and sold new and good quality used clothing, accessories and manchester for more than 50 years. Our experience ensures our partnerships are mutually beneficial, with identified goals, targets and outcomes. We work with our partners to promote advocacy around waste management programs and policy development.
Proven logistics system
Our extensive transport fleet ensures all bins are regularly emptied, serviced and maintained. We monitor all our clothing bins, track all items collected and report back to partners on effectiveness and results. We are able to track the volume collected in each bin and the % reused.
Our regular monitoring and reporting capabilities ensure our partners can measure the effectiveness of their textile waste program and report back to stakeholders. We provide statistics on volume collected (kg), items reused (%) and waste collected (%).
The Smith Family is a highly respected, trusted and iconic Australian brand. We are the largest education-oriented charity in Australia. We are recognised as a sustainable social enterprise. Every purchase of donated items in our retail stores or by overseas partners supports programs that help disadvantaged students succeed at school.
We are a member of the National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations Inc (NACRO) and the Secondary Materials And Recycled Textiles (SMART) Association.
We currently sit on the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) reference group focused on strategies to combat illegal dumping on charitable recyclers.