We Don’t Just Recycle……We Upcycle!

What is Upcycling?

Upcycling is the process of turning waste material or an unwanted product into a better-quality product.

You know the old saying, ” one mans trash is another mans treasure”. Even if he has to add imagination!

Basically, upcycling is a form of recycling. When you Upcycle you recycle and reuse something for a new and greater purpose. The goal of upcycling is to prevent wasting potentially useful materials by making use of existing ones. It’s creative!

Upcycling takes recycling that one step further in that an up cycled product can be even more desirable than the original product/s. When you Upcycle, you are giving an item a new purpose.

But Why Upcycle?

At Grinners Skips we honestly believe everyone should Upcycle. We see everyday just how much waste goes to landfill. When you see it all day everyday you realise our traditional means of waste disposal to landfill is unsustainable.

Upcycling reduces the amount of waste that we produce. Waste that goes into the ground forever.

Upcycling also reduces the amount of new virgin materials that need to be harvested, produced or mined from the earth to feed production of new products.

Are We Crazy?

We sure are….but not because we love upcycling!

Some say we’re crazy encouraging our customers to Upcycle.
“You’ll lose business”
“People won’t need your skips s much, you’ll go broke”
“If everyone up cycled, you’d never sell a big bin, people would only use little bins and you’d make less money”

We’ve heard it all. The truth is, no matter how good we get at upcycling there will always be more waste generated than we can handle.

Here at Grinners Skips, we ask, before you toss something in one of our bins, try to think of some ways you can Upcycle it! Then, send us a photo. We love new upcycling ideas! We really do! We’ll even add it to our “Grinners Upcycling Collection”.



Proud Townsville Upcyclers and their creations:

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Grinners Upcycling Collection

We’ve uploaded a range of upcycling products and projects we’ve been working on.

We hope to provide a platform that will inspire you to convert something old and unwanted into something beautiful and/or more functional than before.

At the risk of repeating ourselves….We’d love to see how you’ve turned something old into something new (or at least re-conditioned).

We’ll give you full credit and with any luck you’ll help us inspire others to do the same. We reckon’ copying upcycling ideas is the best form of flattery.

So please, send us a photo and a short story of your upcycling adventure…

Complete this form and submit your “Upcycling Project” images, we’d be honoured to share them on our website.