Cloth nappy workshops
We are offering four free cloth nappy workshops, open to East Gippsland Shire residents, which will outline the cost savings and reduction of waste to landfill that cloth nappies enable.
Monday 24 October, 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm, Bairnsdale Library
Tuesday 25 October, 10.00 am – 11.00 am, The Hub, Bairnsdale
Tuesday 25 October, 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm, Lakes Entrance Library
Wednesday 26 October, 10.00 am – 11.00 am, Orbost Library
Bookings open Monday 26 September, via the following links:
The Compost Rebate Program is returning again soon, and some extra options will be coming.
Any existing orders under the old program will be filled.
Keep your eye out for new rebate program offers at the end of October.
There are information kits available with everything you need to know to sort your waste to recycling. The guides have been tailored specifically for education purposes relating to recycling, waste to landfill, food and green waste and circular economy. The kits include an information guide, plus an activity for everyone to enjoy and are available to borrow from our Libraries.
Get Grubby Program – free sustainability resources for children’s centres and schools. All child-care, day care, family day care and primary schools in East Gippsland are eligible to subscribe to Get Grubby, Australia’s leading online sustainability resource for kids from the makers of ABC Kids series dirtgirlworld and Get Grubby TV.
Led by 50 videos not shown on TV, the program stars dirtgirl, scrapboy and Costa the Garden Gnome.
The course is delivered online and is being provided FREE by Council. It includes videos, music, outdoor and indoor activities; and encourages kids to explore the big world outside. Many of the topics are timed to coincide with key sustainability events such as World Environment Day and National Recycling Week.
With an emphasis on fun, this ‘edutaining’ program is sure to be a hit with our centres and primary schools as they join thousands of kids around Australia to become confident planet-dwellers with the confidence to create worm farms, grow food, recycle, reduce plastic and waste, and be water and energy wise.
Contact the Waste team at Council for our unique code and then go to our Get Grubby login page to get started in your Get Grubby Adventure!
Reducing waste in the workplace is not only beneficial for the environment, it can also significantly reduce your overall costs. The war on waste toolkit has been designed by Planet Ark to take businesses step by step through the waste journey. You can audit your current waste generation, review process and make the necessary changes to save money and waste to landfill.
Click on the links below to find out more about these great waste initiatives and how you can become more involved.