More time at home has meant more time staring at clutter - and for many in the Illawarra that's been the inspiration for a clean out.
Charity bins, however, are not operational at the moment, due to the risk of spreading the disease.
Charity shops are also closed, as is the Revolve Center at the tip.
Some home improvement enthusiasts have dropped their unwanted items off at charity bins anyway, causing an overflow onto the street.
Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said while the urge to take on a project in lockdown was understandable, there are better ways to clear clutter.
"A lot of what people clean out is good quality and reusable," he said.
"Don't just dump the treasures you've found, it creates a fire hazard, is unsightly and subject to the wind scattering things around.
"Hang on to your contributions until charities reopen."
The council's free, on-call household waste collections service is still running for those with bulky rubbish to get rid of.
Smaller good-quality items can be packed away for donation when charity stores are able to reopen.
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