Waste and Recycling Community Events

There are a number of awareness days and weeks that aim to educate the community on reducing their waste and improving the environment. Here are just a few we support each year.  

March | National Clean Up Australia Day

Clean Up Australia inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment. What was started thirty years ago, by an "average Australian bloke" who had a simple idea to make a difference in his own backyard has now become the nation's largest community-based environmental event.

 

May | International Compost Awareness Week

International Compost Awareness Week Australia (ICAW), is a week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness of the importance of  compost, a valuable organic resource and to promote compost use, knowledge and products. We can compost to help scrap carbon pollution by avoiding landfilling organic materials and helping to build healthier soils.

ICAW Australia is an initiative of the Centre for Organic Research & Education (CORE), a not-for-profit organisation conducting year round organic research, education and awareness activities.

 

July | Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?

 

9-13 November 2020 | National Recycling Week 

Planet Ark's National Recycling Week provides an important opportunity for councils, workplaces, schools and individuals to improve their recycling knowledge, build better recycling habits and build trust in recycling.

This established and highly regarded annual campaign continues to educate and stimulate behaviour change, by:

  • Promoting kerbside, industrial and community recycling initiatives
  • Giving people the tools to minimise waste and manage material resources responsibly at home, work and school.

 

21-22 November 2020 | National Garage Sale Trail

Host a garage sale at home, online or attend one of our online masterclasses.You'll divert valuable resources from landfill and make or save some money in the process.

Thanks to the support of council's across Australia, it's free to take part and we provide all the tips, support and promotional materials you need to sell big and stay safe on the Trail.

Every garage sale on the Trail has a unique style and gets a sale page that provides clues to who's involved, what’s on offer and anything else that’s going down. It’s like a treasure map to secondhand greatness. Likewise, shoppers can search for sales, items of interest and make a Trail of favourite sales to checkout.

Last year over 400,000 Australians got involved at 18,000 garage sales country wide which diverted over 3.2 million kgs of stuff from landfill proving that when we all work together big things happen.