Lane Cove is a sharing community
Instead of buying new, you may find it better to swap, borrow, or trade things that sit untouched for most of the year or get thrown away without ever being used much.
In cities and towns around the world, people are creating ways to share everything from baby clothes to boats, hardware to vacation homes.
There are a variety of resource sharing projects in and around Lane Cove:
Buy Nothing Lane Cove is for residents living in Lane Cove, Lane Cove West, Lane Cove North (south of Mowbray Rd), Riverview, Longueville, Northwood, Greenwich and St Leonards (Lane Cove LGA side).
The Facebook group promotes a local gifting economy, where members 'gift' items to others in their local community. In this group there is no buying or selling, no trades or bartering, and no soliciting for cash
This Facebook group promotes a community committed to low-waste living where items with life can be sold or offered for free so that they can be re-homed rather than landfilled.
This webpage connects people who wish to recycle their food scraps and other organics with locals who are already composting, worm-farming or keep chickens. A great way to divert organic material from landfill while getting to know the people around you!
This repair cafe is set up by a group of dedicated and skilled lower north shore residents who want to share their skills in fixing things. Their motto is "Toss it? No Way!!" We want to fix it! They are open on the 1st and 2nd Sunday each Month, from 2-4pm at the Living & Learning Centre, 180 Longueville Road, Lane Cove.
The Bower is a great reuse and rehoming option for items that are still in good condition. They collect good quality timber household furniture, general household items, bikes, electrical appliances and building materials.
The Sydney Library of Things is a not-for-profit service that provides the local community with access to a collection of highly useful but only occasionally used items that can be loaned out for a short period of time. The group is like a normal library but with things instead of books! By borrowing items instead of buying them, we can reduce our consumption and make the best use of our resources. Stay tuned: A Lane Cove Library of things will be starting in 2023!
At a toy library you can borrow from a vast array of well-made toys that have been designed to support your child's skill development and imagination. It aims to support families and encourage togetherness with quality time spent playing with children. Stay tuned: A Lane Cove Toy Library will be starting in 2023!
A online market place where community members help one another get what they need while at the same time fighting waste and reducing impact on the environment. Members can buy, sell, share, swap, rent, or giveaway items. A tree is planted for every sale, and the avoided waste is tracked with every rental.
Learn to Buy and Sell Online
Take a look at our tutorials below to learn how to use various online websites such as eBay, Gumtree, FreeCycle, Facebook marketplace and more to sell your unwanted items. Tips include how to take a good photo when selling an item as well as how to market and price your items
Download Learn to Buy and Sell Online - Part 1
Download Learn to Buy and Sell Online - Part 2