Reuse and recycle on the Coast this November

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Friday, 12 November 2021

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November is a bumper month for community and sustainability on the Coast, with Central Coast Council celebrating National Recycling Week until 14 November and taking part in Garage Sale Trail across two weekends, 13-14 and 20-21 November.

In addition to participating in Garage Sale Trail for the 7th year in a row, Council is celebrating National Recycling Week by partnering with waste provider Cleanaway to create a new e-learning platform featuring fun, interactive quizzes for all ages, and running a series of webinars.

Council’s Unit Manager Waste and Resource Recovery, Andrew Pearce said community participation in November’s range of waste-related events is all part of Council’s commitment to reducing landfill and supporting residents to reduce waste at home.

“Our communities’ enthusiasm for reducing waste over the past few years has been so encouraging – last year’s Garage Sale Trail resulted in thousands of kilograms of household items being reused locally, much of which was destined for landfill,” Mr Pearce said.

“Marking occasions like National Recycling Week with our webinars and the brand-new educational tools we’ve developed in partnership with Cleanaway and getting involved in events like Garage Sale Trail are great ways to join the incredible community ‘reuse and recycle’ movement.”

Council Administrator Rik Hart said these initiatives offer a fun way for households, schools and community groups to get involved in waste education and the reuse economy.

“Learning about waste through our new resources with your family, school class or community group; or taking part in Garage Sale Trail are great opportunities to reconnect and have some fun at a time when people need it most.”

This year’s theme for National Recycling Week is ‘celebrate YOUR way’. There are two quizzes available at learn.1coast.com.au for kids, parents and teachers alike – one designed for primary school students’ years K-6 and one for high school students in years 7-12. Quiz-takers can also go in the draw to win some amazing prizes from gift cards to recycling packs, which you can find out more about at 1coast.com.au/competitions.

Council is also holding three webinars on topics from recycling to soft plastics and food waste which are free for anyone to join, find out more at centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/whats-on

Garage Sale Trail, Australia’s biggest community and sustainability event, is happening across two weekends, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14, and Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 November 2021.

Register your sale online today at garagesaletrail.com.au/centralcoast and access a range of resources for both in-person and virtual garage sales to ensure COVID-19 safety precautions are in place and to help get the best results from your sale.

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Last updated : Fri 12 Nov 2021