Bowerhouse Community Reuse Shop


The Bowerhouse Community Reuse Shop sells quality used, recycled and second hand products that have been salvaged before going to landfill.

Residents are encouraged to drop off unwanted but reusable items at the Reuse Shop but please note all items will be viewed by the Waste Attendants before being accepted to ensure they are in an acceptable condition for sale.


Bellingen Shire Council in partnership with MIDWASTE host free 'workshops throughout the year.  Watch this space for upcoming events. 


Saturday 4th November 2023, 1pm to 3:30pm, The Bowerhouse 146 Short Cut Road, Raleigh.

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With a dry Summer on the horizon, there's never been a better time to save water and fix leaks.  Come and learn how to change tap washers and O-rings, deal with stiff garden taps, use plumber’s tape, and do simple gutter repairs and replacement.


Bike Repair Drop-In Session - THIS WORKSHOP HAS FINISHED

Saturday 18th November 2023, 10am to 3.30pm, The Bowerhouse 146 Short Cut Road, Raleigh.


Drop into the Bowerhouse with your bike for some rapid repairs and maintenance!  Our experienced bike mechanics will show you how to fix it and complete simple repairs on your bike.  Please note you do not need to book for the bike drop-in session, just show up on the day and register when you're there.



Sunday 19th November 2023, 1pm to 3:30pm,  The Bowerhouse 146 Short Cut Road, Raleigh.  

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Learn how and when  to use screws, nails and rivets, various glues, liquid nails, silicone and more, to correctly complete your fix it jobs around the home. 

Furniture Restoration - THIS WORKSHOP HAS FINISHED

Saturday 21st October 2023, 1:00pm to 3:30pm, The Bowerhouse 146 Short Cut Road Raleigh.


Do you have a few furniture projects lying around but not sure where to start? Come along to this FREE workshop and learn how to give new life to pre-loved furniture. 

Native Bee Hotel Workshop - THIS WORKSHOP HAS FINISHED

Saturday 23rd September 2023, 1:30pm to 3:30pm, The Bowerhouse 146 Short Cut Road Raleigh.

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Learn how to make your own native bee hotel from recycled materials, and hot to identify native Australian bees.

Clothing Repairs and Upcycling - THIS WORKSHOP HAS FINISHED

Saturday 1st April 2023 - 12.30pm – 3.30pm, 146 Short Cut Road, Raleigh.


Take the first step to a more sustainable wardrobe.  In this workshop you will learn how to undertake a range of clothing repairs and upcycling techniques. This will involve using sewing machines, and hand stitching.  Beginners welcome!

Bowerhouse Borrow Kits

In an effort to help reduce disposable cups and plates, the Bowerhouse has put together a range of items that are available to borrow for festivals and large community events.  To find out more, contact Amanda at, or drop into The Bowerhouse during our opening hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 8:30am to 4pm.

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