Our Services

Battery and e-waste Recycling

Do your bit for the planet and bring in your batteries and small* e-waste to Railway House where they’ll be collected by the City of Yarra for recycling!

Batteries contain toxic heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel, which contaminate the environment when they are improperly disposed of.

Small e-waste items (cameras, phones, small household appliances, chargers etc) are also broken down and their components recycled or safely disposed of.

Let’s keep it all out of landfill!

*As we have very limited storage, please only bring small items, eg. that can fit into a shoebox.

Rescued Food Market

The cost of living is ever-increasing yet many supermarkets and shops throw food away on a daily basis.  On Wednesdays from 10:30 AM come along to Railway House (alternate weeks this is across the road at the housing estate) and stock up on rescued food!

We usually have day-old bakery items, fruit, vegetables and sometimes dairy and pantry items.

Please BYO bag.

Book Swap

Most people have a collection of already-read books gathering dust and taking up space on their shelves. Unless a book is exceptional, chances are you won’t read it again.  So why not bring your quality used books to Railway House, and peruse our Book Swap trolley for something to borrow?


We are unable to take any food scraps for compost currently, but please watch this space for updates.

Photocopying & Printing

Printing, scanning and photocopying services available for a small donation of 10c per page.

Internet Access & Computer Use

Free WiFi and computer use from 9:30 to 5:00, Monday through Thursday and from 9:30 to 1:30 on Fridays.

Bread Tag Recycling

Bring in your plastic bread tags and they will be recycled locally to raise funds to buy wheelchairs for disadvantaged people, mostly in South Africa. Read more at at https://ozbreadtagsforwheelchairs.org.au/