Through friends I came across the Resource Rescue Centre based in Victoria. It looks like a wonderful resource and manages to recycle things that would otherwise go to landfill.
Anything that can be done to reduce landfill and allow other people to use what you consider scrap is a fabulous initiative.
Here in Brisbane we have a similar centre known as Reverse Garbage. I have visited this store several times and always found some treasure that I needed to take home. They also have upcycle products that they create from "rubbish" that they receive and make into gorgeous art, craft and clothes!
What I need is more time to investigate and scrounge through these treasure troves! Keep your eye out for your local recycler and see what amazing things you might find and what you can rescue from landfill!