minimising waste

Projects and programs that encourage waste reduction. Approaches include recycling, repair and repurposing – but also refusing to buy and use.

Castlemaine Repair Cafe

Connecting our shire community, sharing skills and reducing waste by keeping items out of landfill for longer. A regular event where people from Castlemaine (and surrounds) volunteer to repair items brought in by the community – including electrical, furniture, textiles, bicycle maintenance and more.

YIMBY Compost

Turning waste into rich compost while increasing community knowledge, connections and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A project where volunteer composters collect and process their neighbours’ organic food waste – reducing waste transportation miles and avoiding rotting organics in landfill