Council offers residents of Sutherland Shire a range of free 'waste wise' workshops to help reduce landfill.

Bookings open three weeks before the workshop. Some workshops are delivered online via Zoom.

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).

Clothes Swap Party

If you have clothes in good quality condition that you once loved but are no longer your favorites or perhaps no longer fit you, join this amazing event.

Natural skincare

Learn how to reduce packaging by making your own skincare products just from simple and natural ingredients.

Living with less Decluttering

Learn how to declutter, get organised and simplify your life by reducing your waste.

Food preserving and pickling making

Learn about the age-old practice of pickling to sustainably keep food fresh, while reducing food waste.


Enjoy this unique workshop and learn about the age-old practice of fermenting while reducing food waste.

Bokashi (accelerator composting)

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.