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Council to host sustainability workshops via Environmental Trust

24 April, 2015Posted in: Environment, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) is set to host a series of free sustainability workshops following a successful grant from the NSW Environmental Trust.

The free workshops will target residential waste and explain how households can waste less food and save money in the process.

“Each year households across NSW throw away more than $2.5 billion worth of edible food,” explained Council’s Waste Education Project Officer, Esther Landells.

“In fact food waste makes up a third of all our landfill waste.

“These sustainability workshops will subsequently teach participants how to minimise waste in the kitchen and how to beneficially re-use what we often previously threw out,” she said.

The first workshop on Wednesday 20 May will focus on Worm Farming and Home Composting whilst the second workshop on Friday 22 May will feature a Beneficial Bug Motel and Worm Farming.

The workshops are being held as part of a $36,600 grant from the NSW Environmental Trust supporting home composting with both seminars being held onsite in the RRC’s new Waste Education Centre.

“These two workshops are the first of a series of events we plan on hosting at the new Waste Education Centre,” Ms Landells said.  “Based on the success and feedback we receive, we plan on staging a series of other seminars throughout the year.”

Morning tea will be included in both sessions and eligible participants will each receive either one free worm farm or compost bin per household at the end of the workshop.

Bookings for both sessions are essential.

For more information including times, dates or to book email esther.landells@wsc.nsw.gov.au or phone 4868 0507.

This project is being supported by the Environmental Trust and the NSW Environmental Protection Authority as part of the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the Waste Levy.

For more ideas on how to minimise waste at home and work visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.nsw.gov.au.

The Resource Recovery Centre is located at 177 Berrima Road, Moss Vale and is open 7am to 3.45pm seven days a week.