Learning resources and guidelines

Weighbridge operators at the Resource Recovery Centre smile for a photo


Recycle Right

Recycling can be confusing. To reduce the confusion, check out our A to Z Waste Guide for more information.

What can go in the yellow recycling bin

More information on what can go in the yellow lidded recycling bin can be found in here

National Recycling Week

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

  • Schools can participate in the Recycle Right Challenge
  • Run a Friday File Fling at your workplace
  • Test your knowledge on recycling with the Recycle Right Quiz


Composting & Worm Farming

Composting and worm farming is a great way to reduce food waste and waste sent to landfill. Check out our guides below on how to start your composting and worm farming journeys and head to the compost revolution to purchase discounted composting equipment.

Worm farming guide 


Over 50% of waste generated at home is food or organic waste.

Composting provides a simple solution to reduce organic waste going to landfill, whilst also returning vital nutrients to the soil and improving soil structure and moisture content.

Check out our home compost flyer for a guide on how to start your composting journey.

Home compost flyer(PDF, 8MB)

Worm Farming

Worm farming is an easy way to transform food scraps into high quality compost, reducing food waste sent to landfill and reducing associated greenhouse gases.

Check out our worm farming flyer for a guide on how to start your worm farming journey.

Worm Farming Flyer(PDF, 5MB) 

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. Head to the Compost Revolution website for more information.

Love Food Hate Waste

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:

General Resources

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