Reducing our waste is an important part of living sustainably. Avoiding waste in the first place is the best way to reduce our impact on the environment.
By being more mindful in how we consume things, as well as careful re-use and recycling of the products we do purchase, we can help to reduce pollution, conserve resources and live a more sustainable life.
Find out how to avoid and minimise waste in your daily life.
Find out where you can swap, find, give away or sell your unwanted goods.
Find out where you can repair goods and keep them out of landfill.
Find out where you can borrow goods, whether it’s children toys, tools, kitchen appliances, cake tins or camping gear.
Find out how to reuse, recycle or responsibly dispose of many household and office items in the Council A to Z guide to waste and recycling.
Find out where you can refill household cleaning and beauty products from a new container refill initiative in and around Merri-bek.
Find out how to home compost, worm farm or use a bokashi bin. Council sells cheaper, subsidised compost bins and worm farms to residents with free delivery.
Drop off a range of household items into our yellow recycling cabinets for free at our Coburg, Brunswick and Glenroy Customer Service Centres.
Find out how to report littering to the Environmental Protection Agency or how to organise a community litter collection.
Interested in reducing your household waste? – Do your own ‘Zero Waste for a Week’ Challenge.
Buy second-hand and reduce your waste. Garage Sale Trail is one big day of Garage Sales happening right across Australia, and online.
Once a year Clean Up Australia holds an annual event which includes activities for communities, businesses and schools
Find out how to reduce your single-use plastic. Plastic Free July is an annual worldwide campaign.