Some of our services have different times over the holidays, including waste collections previously scheduled for Christmas and New Year's Day. Read about the changes.

Sustainability events

Fighting Food Waste

Food fight is not a waste

Did you know that more than 40 per cent of the waste in our bins is food?

Help us fight the war on food waste while learning how to get the best from your food for yourself and your family.

Join like-minded neighbours at this free workshop. Presented by a sustainable food expert from Cultivating Community, learn simple techniques for planning, buying, cooking and storing food. Also learn how the food you buy and eat helps improve your health, budget and the environment.

When: 7pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 26 March 2019
Where: Kew Seniors Centre, 533 High Street, Kew 
Cost: free

Integrated pest management

The good, the bad and the ugly!

Gardens are a natural habitat for many insects.

However, while some garden insects are great helpers in the garden, others can cause a lot of harm. Integrated pest management is an approach to reduce damage to your garden and attract useful species.

Expert Richard Rowe from Sustainable Gardening Australia will talk you through mechanical, cultural, biological and as a last resort, low impact chemical strategies, to help create a thriving and productive garden with all the right bugs.

When: 7pm to 9pm, Wednesday 3 April 2019
Where: Boroondara Room, Council offices, 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell
Cost: free

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