Join the War on Waste
If we all get on board with small changes to reduce our waste, we can make a big difference to how much rubbish goes needlessly into landfill.
We all need to do our bit to protect this extraordinary place we call home and reduce the amount of waste heading to landfill.
NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) charge a levy on all waste facilities and this cost is then passed onto Councils. Each year the waste levy increases to encourage the reduction of waste going to landfill and to promote recycling. The current waste levy is nearly 2.5 times more than what is was for 2009-2010.
Simple choices add up and help reduce the amount of waste we generate. Choose to refuse and re-use.
- Use reusable coffee cups, water bottles and shopping bags.
- Put a ‘no junk mail’ sticker on your letterbox.
- Opt out of getting paper copies of the Yellow and White Pages.
Attend a workshop... with a friend
Bring a friend to one of our workshops and save the planet together. Choose from many of the activities listed below, such as fermenting foods, keeping backyard chickens or make money selling unwanted stuff online.... check out these interesting activities to get involved and reduce your impact.
Waste Reduction Competitions
Repair, repurpose what you've got - competition winners
Many of our community have caught the repairing and repurposing bug whilst spending more time at home.
Enjoy the stories of how our four winning entries created their 'new' items.
National Recycling Week - competition winners
Congratulations to Tracey Arcus, Erin Stephens, Aaron Montgomery, Stephanie Ling, Nerida Davies, Sam Marinan, Norma Curry, Natalie Carson, Barry McLean and Carol Tippett who all won a voucher to purchase a worm farm, compost bin or chicken.
Redcycle your soft plastics
Did you know that soft scrunchable plastics such as bread, rice, pasta bags and cling wrap can be recycled in the Redcycle bins at your local supermarkets? REDcycle recycles them into outdoor furniture for primary and pre-schools.
Visit REDcycle for a list of recyclable soft plastic items and participating supermarkets.
Furniture, Appliances, Mattresses and Toys
We can avoid this type of waste by buying quality items that will last or buying second hand.
Learn how to buy and sell online, and in turn keep these items out of landfill. Give your much-loved items a chance to be used and cherished by another person.
Gain a better understanding of what clutters your life, and how to responsibly get rid of your unwanted stuff. We hold fun, interactive workshop and learn how to identify and ethically declutter.
Our experts help you build a life with less housework and no clutter, making it easy to find items when you want them or find good homes for unwanted items.