Can you put bread tags in the recycling bin? How about pens? And what are the composting no-nos?
If you find the world of waste confusing, the Wingecarribee Shire Council's free waste reduction workshops are for you.
"Recycling always changes, and new things are added all the time," said the council's waste education project and policy officer Phoebe Ward, citing items such as those pesky bread tags, pens and pencils, and even toothbrushes, as new items accepted at the Resource Recovery Centre in Moss Vale.
"Although you can't put them in your standard recycling bin - you can just collect them and bring them in separately."
It's information like this that can make our own waste reduction more achievable, and the waste reduction workshops planned for March will be full of tips and how-tos.
Participants will learn how to make beeswax wraps to replace plastic wrap, and their own dishwasher tablets and toothpaste, among other things.
"These workshops are about reducing waste and some easy swaps to make, like bamboo toothbrushes," said Ms Ward.
The workshops last for two hours and will be held at various times from Monday-Saturday, March 1-6 (except Thursday), focusing on different aspects of the home such as kitchen, garden and bathroom.
They will be held at the Resource Recovery Education Centre.
With Clean Up Australia Day scheduled for Sunday, March 7, the chance to think about ways to reduce your waste couldn't be more timely.
To find out more or to reserve a free spot click here.
Children are welcome to attend if accompanied by a supervising adult.
Workshops will be COVID safe, including QR check-in, limited participants and hand sanitising. Masks are optional.
For more information contact Phoebe Ward on (02) 4868 0888.
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