Waste Wise Workshops

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. 

Composting and Worm Farming

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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).

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

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Repair Cafe'


Through these Online Repair Cafe', Bower Reuse & Repair Centre experts will teach you the basic skills you need to repair    items such us furniture, electronics, clothes and bikes while reducing items that go to landfill.

Upcoming Repair Cafe' Workshops

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

Upcoming Fermenting Workshops

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Chook Keeping


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 & Small Space Gardening Workshops

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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

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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

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De-Clutter Your Wardrobe

Learn how de-cluttering your wardrobe and changing your habits will save time, money and the environment.

Upcoming Living With Less Workshops

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Plastic Free July

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Do you want to learn how to live ‘Plastic Free’? Join this fantastic workshop and you will learn how to reduce plastic waste.

Upcoming Plastic Free July Workshops

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Food Preserving and Pickling Making

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

Upcoming Food Preserving and Pickling Making Workshops

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Food Waste Avoidance


Do you want to learn how to plan your meals, reduce your food waste, improve your family’s health and save the environment?

Upcoming Food Waste Avoidance Workshops


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More information


Enquiries can be directed to Waste Services on or wasteinfo@ssc.nsw.gov.au


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