Reducing Waste

What you can do to reduce and reuse


Refuse junk mail

You can refuse the junk mail that ends up in your letterbox by purchasing a ‘No advertising material’ label for your letterbox, available from most hardware stores or by following this advice on the Clean Up Australia website.


Modern cloth nappies

Cloth nappies have come a long way and now families can try before they buy.

The Eco Bums Cloth Nappy Library came about because of the overwhelming number of modern cloth nappies on the market and families being unsure on which one to choose and how to use them.

For more information visit the Eco Bums Cloth Nappy Library service website.


Donate unwanted goods

Pre-owned clothing, shoes, bags, homewares, electrical items, children's toys, dishes, ornaments, bedding and other household items that are in reasonable condition can be given to numerous charity organisations.

Some charity organisations may collect larger items such as furniture or whitegoods free of charge. For these items is best to contact the organisation directly to find out what they will accept and whether they are able to collect it.  

Locally available charity organisations accepting donations of clothing, books and household items include:


Turn your food scraps and garden waste into a rich soil conditioner for the garden. Visit our composting and worm farming page for tips on getting started.



Visit the Foodwise website to find recipe suggestions for using leftovers in the fridge and reducing food waste.


Sustainable Living

You can also find additional information on various other topics on our Sustainable Living page.


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