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National Recycling Week 2022

National Recycling Week logo. 7-13 November 2022. Waste isn't waste until it's wasted.

Join us for National Recycling Week from Monday 7th to Sunday 13th November with this year’s theme ‘Waste isn't waste until it’s wasted’.

We’ve got a range of great events and resources dedicated to empowering our community to rethink our consumption habits by consuming less and reusing more. 

Upcoming events

Thrift meets style - webinar 
Your ticket to a stylish and sustainable wardrobe on any budget
Saturday, 29 October, 2:00-3:00pm

Hosted by Walkey-Award-winning journalist, commentator, TV presenter and sustainable fashion lover ANNABEL CRABB, this one hour session is packed full of hacks and tips to style and shop pre-loved.

You’ll join thrift queen KAYLA RUGGIERO, op shop mumma ARIETTA COMPTON and lover of luxury fashion EMILY KATE SYMES for a one-hour thrift fashion jam session. This smart and inspirational medley of pre-loved fashionistas will be dishing out style tips and know-how as they take you on a stroll down the path to sustainable fashion nirvana.

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The circular economy made simple - webinar
An economist, thrifter, repairer, renter and upcycler walk into a Zoom
Wednesday, 2 November, 7:00-8:00pm

In this one hour session hosted by Australia’s favourite waste warrior CRAIG REUCASSEL (ABC’s War on Waste) and guest starring economist and author of Curing Affluenza RICHARD DENNISS, you’ll learn how a massive cultural shift is taking place right before our eyes - one where reusing and repairing stuff is becoming the new norm and is helping us save money and the planet.

Panellists will discuss the creative and simple ways they are reducing their environmental footprint by being a part of this growing movement. Featuring NINA GBOR (the thrifter),  REBECCA RICKARD (the upcycler),  EMILY KATE SYMES (the renter) and RENEE WILLIAMS (the repairer), you’ll learn simple, achievable and rewarding ways to incorporate circular economy principles into your everyday life.

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Renovating with the planet in mind - webinar
The great Australian dream just went circular
Saturday, 5 November, 2.00-3:00pm 

Prepare to be dazzled as BARRY DU BOIS, from Network Ten’s The Living Room hosts this lively discussion on the next frontier in home renovations. 

Featuring a panel of power couples - home renovation experts KYAL & KARA DEMMRICH (from Nine Network’s The Block) and sustainability entrepreneurs ELENA & TIM SILVERWOOD (founder of New Future Folk and co-founder of Take 3 for the Sea and Ocean Impact Organisation) who are transforming their 80's home in the Northern Rivers.

You’ll find out why renovating with the planet in mind doesn’t just feel good but looks and lives pretty spesh too. You’ll hear how these fabulous couples are transforming homes from drab to fab using a combination of mindset, imagination and low impact materials and principles.

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Join us at Beaumaris library on Monday, 7 November at 6pm for an evening of art exploration, where the focus is on the process and not the outcome. 

This week is National Recycling Week, so we'll be repurposing "weeded" library materials to create a collage.

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Join us at Sandringham Library on Tuesday, 8 November at 6pm for Cricut Craft Club

Are you curious about what you can do with a Cricut? It's the digital die-cutting machine that can cut materials such as paper, vinyl and even balsa wood, fabrics, leather and cork! Do you have a Cricut and feel overwhelmed? It doesn't matter how much experience you have, come along and join the Bayside Cricut Craft Club!

It's National Recycling Week, so this month we will be using recycled materials to make gift tags and cards for the upcoming festive season.

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Zero Waste Cooking Workshop - in person
Friday, 11 November, 10:30am-12:00pm

Join us for an educational cooking experience that will focus on innovative yet simple ways to reduce household food waste, optimal food storage techniques & how to use up leftovers & cook with the whole vegetable!

The workshop includes:

- Discussions & activities about food waste, food storage & using up leftovers
- Tastings of zero waste recipe: Veggie Scrap Fritters
- Recipes & resources to help further your knowledge of food waste reduction at home

Bookings essential. Tickets are free but spaces are limited; please register to book your spot! 

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Join us at Beaumaris Library on Friday, 11 November at 2pm for a special storytime event.

Come and say hello and take a photo with a real-life waste truck at Beaumaris Library!

Book your place now for a National Recycling Week event. This storytime will have a special visit from one of Bayside’s food and green waste collection trucks and its driver.

Celebrate National Recycling Week with us at our special afternoon storytime with recycling-related stories, songs, rhymes and an activity, followed by a special visit from a food and green waste truck and a waste collection driver.

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Marine Care Ricketts Point 20th Year Anniversary - in person
Saturday, 12 November, 10:00am-2:00pm

About the event

Twenty years ago, the very best samples of Victoria’s marine biodiversity including rocky reefs, seagrass meadows, and ocean beaches were hand-picked to be protected forever, with Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary to be one of them.

On Saturday 12 November 2022, Marine Care Ricketts Point invite you to celebrate the hard work and achievements of the volunteers at the Sanctuary over the last 20 years, and inspire the local community to focus on the future and what local climate actions they can take to help to protect the marine environment.

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Register or shop a sale

Garage Sale Trail 

Woman dancing with ball on her head at garage sale trail

Registrations are now open for the annual Garage Sale Trail, Australia’s festival of pre-loved stuff. 

Garage Sale Trail 2022 will take place over four weekends from 29 October to 20 November, with the Trail Tutorials; a series of inspiring and educational online talks about sustainable fashion and home renovation, followed by two big weekends of garage sales. 

The festival encourages residents to sell, shop, and learn about the circular economy. 💰 ♻️

Register your garage sale for free

It’s garage sales made easy, plus you'll extend the life of the stuff you love, meet the neighbours, declutter, and make some money. Grab your reusable bags for two big weekends of garage sales held simultaneously in garages, unit blocks, schools, and ovals around the nation.

Register your sale 

Garage Sale Trail dates:

  • Sale weekend 1: 12-13 November
  • Sale weekend 2: 19-20 November

Find out more about Garage Sale Trail

Helpful resources

We've prepared a comprehensive list of items and where they can conveniently be recycled, donated, or disposed of.

Check out our A-Z Recycling and Waste Directory 

Getting the right items in the right bin will ensure as much of it is recycled and composted as possible.

Check out what can go in each of your bins 

Eco-friendly alternatives to hard waste

While e-waste, metals, tyres, tied green waste and mattresses are recovered and recycled, other items will unfortunately go to landfill. Take advantage of sustainable alternatives to hard waste, this holiday period and beyond:

Full list of hard waste alternatives

'One person's trash is another person's treasure'. With the huge amount of mass-produced goods, this quote is as relevant today as it ever was. 

Op shops are a great way for you to give your pre-loved goods a new life. Be it clothing, jewellery, furniture or homeware.

In Australia, about 6,000kgs of clothing and textiles are thrown out every 10 minutes. By donating to and purchasing from op shops, you can help reduce the amount of reusable goods going to landfill. 

So get out there and support your local op shops. Give your stuff a new home or shop around for a second-hand treasure.

Check out the handy list of op shops in and around Bayside

Wanting to get rid of small e-waste items like batteries, old phones, light bulbs and cords?

Dispose of them for free by taking them to any one of Bayside’s community recycling stations.

Find out more