National Recycling Week

13 - 19th November, 2023

This National Recycling Week we put a spotlight on 'Repair'!

This year’s theme for Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week, “what goes around comes around,” reminds us of the importance of rethinking waste and keeping our products in use for longer. Before throwing something away, could we reuse, repair, repurpose, regift or recycle?

Locally, we’re celebrating the week through the theme of “repair”. We have a host of events, including free workshops, pop up stalls, waste tours and the launch of our new Repair Directory! We’ll be out and about in our community to share and ask for ideas around how we can turn waste back into a resource through reuse, repurpose, repair or regifting – helping us to send less to landfill and reduce the amount of natural resources we’re taking from the environment.

Cairncross Waste Facility Tours

Keen to know what happens to your resources when they’re converted to waste through your household bins? Join us on a free bus tour to our Cairncross Waste Facility. (Bookings are essential.)

Cairncross Waste Facility Community Tour – Morning Session
Date: November 16, 2023, 8:45 am - 11:30 am
Cairncross Waste Facility Community Tour – Afternoon Session
Date: November 16, 2023, 12:45 pm - 3:30 pm

NEW - Repair Directory!

Most of us have an item or two at home that is torn, broken or not working properly.  Often it’s a case of not know where or how to fix it.

In an effort to connect community to our skilled repair professionals, we have built a local online tool – a Repair Directory!

Together with local repair businesses we have put together a listing of places you can go to enquire and/or get your broken items fixed! 

Repair Workshops

As a part of our National Recycling Week events and activities, we’re offering free repair  workshops across a range of skills! 

Check out the workshops below and register to upskill yourself in the art of repair!

Repair Workshop: DIY Soft Toy Repair
MakerSpace Port Macquarie
Date: December 15, 2023, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Repair Workshop: Visible Mending
Port Macquarie Library
Date: November 20, 2023, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Repair Workshop: Upcycled Glasses Case DIY Sewing Kit
MakerSpace Port Macquarie
Date: November 21, 2023, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Repair Workshop: Visible Mending
Port Macquarie Library
Date: November 24, 2023, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Repair Workshop: Bicycle
Port Macquarie Regional Sports Stadium
Date: November 25, 2023, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pop up stalls

To make Repair more visible and promote our new repair Directory, the waste education team will be out and about across our region keen to have a chat about waste, recycling and repair!  If you see us when you visiting any of the location below, come over and say hello.  We’d love to share what we have on offer and discuss any waste question you may have too!

Mon 13 Nov 10:00am – 12noon    Sovereign Hills shopping complex
Mon 13 Nov 2:00pm – 4:00pm    Coles Laurieton
Wed 15 Nov 12noon – 1:30pm      Wauchope Library
Fri     17 Nov 12noon – 3:00pm     Port Macquarie Central 

Digital Kids Hub for our Young 'Waste Warriors'

Visit our ConnectEd Kids hub and jump into our interactive ‘Which Bin Wise” lessons, download activity books, play online games, or watch our Little Legends Passport Adventure series.

Booking Enquiry Form

Please complete the form below and our education team will touch base soon to discuss your enquiry.