Department of Justice and Regulation
Recycle, Reuse, Donate Woodwork Program
The Recycle, Reuse, Donate Woodwork Program was established as an environmentally sustainable project that contributes to waste avoidance, while teaching offenders serving Community Correction Orders valuable new skills and creating an avenue for them to give back to the local community.
Since 2015, the program has created over 135 items from discarded pallets, sourced from partners, to produce items of furniture such as benches, tables and chairs that are then donated to community organisations.
In conjunction with existing programs within the state’s prisons, male and female offenders are learning valuable carpentry and cabinet-making skills while improving sustainability and reducing wasted pallets going to landfill.