Council offers residents of the Shire a number of free Waste Wise Living workshops to help with environmentally friendly practices in the home.
Workshops are only available to Shire residents. Due to the popularity of these workshops, bookings will only be accepted three weeks prior to the workshop date. Don’t worry if you miss out, as workshops are held every few months.
Workshops are not suitable for children under the age of 10 years.
Composting and Worm Farming
This hands on, fun workshop gives you the opportunity to learn how easy it can be to reuse your food scraps creating nutrient rich fertiliser to improve soil conditions and decrease the amount you send to landfill.
Participants also receive a free Compost Bin or Worm Farm at the end of the workshop (limit of 1 per household).
Upcoming Composting Workshops
Productive Organic Gardening
This fun, informative and hands-on practical workshop teaches you how to create a healthy and abundant ecosystem by helping you understand nature and replicating it in your garden at home. You will also learn how to prepare and plant a delicious edible garden, therefore reducing the waste you bring home from the supermarket.
Upcoming Organic Gardening Workshops
Keeping chickens is a terrific way to create a sustainable future. Chickens are the ultimate recyclers, aiding in composting, reducing waste and they control pests. Chickens also produce fresh, free range eggs, helping you save money on grocery bills.
Upcoming Chook Keeping Workshops
Balcony & Small Space Productive Gardening
Have you ever wanted to grow your own vegetables but don’t think you have enough space? Learn how to grow vegetables in pots and reduce the waste you bring home from the supermarket.
Upcoming Balcony and Small Space Gardening Workshops
Watch You Waste Workshop
Join us to learn more about what happens when your waste is picked up from your kerbside.
Upcoming Watch Your Waste Workshops
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Have you mastered composting and want to push on further and learn more? Come along to this interactive workshop and learn to make your own accelerator that ferments organic matter. This also can be used in an airtight kitchen top container to break down your organic matter - perfect for unit dwellers.
Upcoming Bokashi Workshops
Recycled Fashion Tour
Come along on this fun day out where you will be guided on a tour through the local op shops learning how to shop a variety of clothes you can wear throughout the seasons, bags, bargains, books and furniture. Learn how to identify labels, what is a good buy vs a great buy and how to make your dollar spread even further, whilst doing your part to minimising the amount of clothes that end up in landfill.
Upcoming Recycling Tours Workshops
In this workshop on winter gardening you will get ready for spring while learning how to still producing during the cold season. During this workshop, the followings aspects of winter gardening will be covered: Soil (Includes composting and worm farming), winter plant selection, individual planting guide, harvesting and maintenance.
Upcoming Winter Gardening workshops
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Plastic Free July
During July, we are celebrating Plastic Free July by encouraging residents to refuse single use plastics in order to create a cleaner Shire by reducing plastic waste generation sent to landfill and pollution in our waterways
Plastic Free July Workshops
Food Preserving and Pickling Making
Come along to this fun and yummy day and learn about this old practice to sustainably keep food and reduce your household food waste. This workshop is interactive, hands on fun. You will be making your own preserves and pickles from seasonal food with plenty to take home and enjoy.
Upcoming Food Preserving and Pickling Making Workshops
Sustainable Living for Units and Small Spaces
Come and learn how you can still be sustainable while living in a small space and units. You will learn which areas are classed as common (in strata) and focusing on the small things that can be achieved within the confines of the home. During this workshop you will also learn how to read the energy bill, save water and energy, insulation, window coverings, door and window seals, planting to reduce heat in summer, portable water tanks and solar ideas for small space. In a small garden or balcony, you will learn how to plant so water, space and sun are best used.
Upcoming Sustainable Living for Units and Small Spaces Workshops
Waste Hierarchy and Recycling Workshop
Do you want to know more about waste and recycling and the simple steps to improve your live while reducing your carbon footprint? Do you want to become a waste warrior? Come along to this workshop where you can learn about waste hierarchy, food waste avoidance and reducing packaging, recycling tips and info, reuse-repurposing materials and Council’s waste programs.
Upcoming Waste Hierarchy and Recycling Workshop
DIY Waste-less Christmas Presents
For this Christmas, free yourself from consumerism by making waste-less presents for friends, family, co-workers, or simply for yourself. Join us on this amazing art and craft day where you will learn how make unique and beautiful Christmas presents while reducing you environmental impact and saving money.
Upcoming DIY Wasteless Christmas Presents Workshops
Enquiries can be directed to Waste Services on 9710 0333 or email@example.com