Waste Education Resources

Get Grubby Program 

Wingecarribee Shire Council signed up to the Get Grubby Program in August 2018 for a 3 year period. 

The Get Grubby Program is an online sustainability curriculum for early learning centres and primary schools.

Normally $750 per subscription, early learning centres and primary schools located within the Wingecarribee local government area can now sign up for FREE! 

Click here to find out more about the program.

If you haven't already joined register here and provide:

  • Your centre or school name
  • Contact person's first and last name
  • Email address
  • Phone number 

You will receive your secret password to the website with all the info you need to get started. 

National Recycling Week - November Each Year

National Recycling Week occurs every November with a range of activities for everyone to be involved - schools, work or even at home. 

Compost Revolution

Cut your rubbish in half and reduce your carbon footprint by recycling your food scraps and making your own soil and fertiliser at home. 

Get 50 % off a compost bin, worm farm or bokashi bin, plus FREE delivery from Wingecarribee Shire Council by joining the Compost Revolution:

Find out how to reduce the amount of food you throw out - saving money (and the planet) in no time by visiting the Love Food Hate Waste website:

Sustainable Gifts

Learn how to make bees wax wraps and home made coffee scrub, to give as gifts to friends and family. Here are a couple of plastic free recipes for you to try yourself at home:

Tips to Reduce Waste this Christmas

‘Tis the season to rethink waste'

Christmas is a very busy time of year and can often be a wasteful time. Check out our top tips on how to cut down on waste this festive season.

Tip 1: Buy sustainable presents
  • Give experiences not stuff
  • Buy local or second hand
  • Try DYI Christmas gifts (check out our Sustainable Gifts section for inspiration)

Tip 2: Wrap more consciously
  • Most wrapping paper is not recyclable due to the plastic film on the paper.
  • Try swapping to brown paper, newspaper, or artwork made by your kids.
  • Use a fabric bag or Santa sack
  • Try fabric wrapping such as the Furoshiki Japanese wrapping technique
  • Make your own cards from old artwork and recycled paper or send an e-card

Tip 3: Be mindful of food waste
  • Plan your menu
  • Buy only what you need – write a list and stick to it
  • Buy local
  • Give out leftover food or freeze it
  • Compost or worm farm what is left (check out the Compost Revolution for discounted equipment)

Tip 4: Reduce disposable serving ware
  • Avoid disposable plates, cups, knives and forks
  • Swap to re-usable items that can be washed
  • If re-usables aren’t an option, opt for compostable materials such as bamboo, paper or palm leaf sets (avoid items coated in plastic)
  • Make your own Bon Bons and Christmas Crackers

If you are still experiencing household waste overflow after your Christmas celebrations, check out the Resource Recovery Centre for recycling and disposal options.

Make your Own Beeswax Wraps

 

Rethink Food Waste



Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping