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Waste reduction workshops

  • Learn how to reduce your waste, save money and help our environment at these free workshops.
  • The workshops are presented in partnership with Casey Cardinia Libraries
  • Cardinia Shire residents can save on new waste reduction systems with our waste reduction rebates

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, our June face-to-face composting workshops have been cancelled. Instead, we're hosting a single online session - details below. 

Thursday 3 June 2021 - Online event 

Discover the benefits of composting, worm farms and digesters and how they can help you reduce your household waste. Learn how to choose the best system for your household and how to get started. 

Time: 6:30–8pm
To book: Visit the Casey Cardinia Libraries events website. A meeting link and instructions on how to join the workshop will be emailed to you once you register. 

As part of Plastic Free July, we're focusing on reusable alternatives to everyday household items. This workshop is perfect for those starting out on their zero‐waste journey or just looking to reduce their waste at home. 

Thursday 8 July, 2021 - Free online event 

Time: 7:30–8:30pm 
Once you register for the event, you'll receive an email with a link to join the online session. 
To book: Visit the Eventbrite website

Saturday 10 July, 2021 - Free in-person event 

Time: 10:30–11:30am 
Location: Emerald Library, 400B Belgrave-Gembrook Rd, Emerald
To book: Visit the Eventbrite website
*Subject to Covid-19 restrictions

In these interactive cooking demonstrations, participants will: 

  • learn about the impact of food waste on the environment
  • get valuable tips and tricks on meal planning and proper food storage
  • learn how to make a no-waste recipe, using foods that are often thrown away.

Monday 2 August, 2021 – Free online event 

Time: 7pm to 8pm 
After you register for the event, you'll receive an email with: 

  • a link to join the session
  • a list of ingredients and equipment needed to cook along at home.

To book: Visit the Eventbrite website

Friday 6 August, 2021 – Free in-person event 

Time: 7pm to 8pm
Location: Pakenham Library, Corner John St & Henry St, Pakenham
To book: Visit the Eventbrite website