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Council offering helpful ways to team spring cleaning with greening

Issued: 
September 22, 2020

Spring cleaning is rewarding – decluttering and tidying, indoors and out, gives your home a fresh makeover. And this spring, Wellington Shire Council is offering host of helpful ways to team cleaning with greening.

Council’s green waste services will be fee-free throughout November, to assist landowners clear and prepare their properties before the fire-danger period.

And Council’s annual hard waste collections continue across the shire until November, picking up unwanted household items from every home that gets a kerbside collection.

But reducing waste is also a key focus. Everyone has a part to play in meeting our sustainability challenges and tackling global warming.  

A range of events, classes and resources are available to help residents lighten their eco-footprint as part of Council’s Get It Sorted and Self Sufficiency in the Suburbs programs.

A fun way to join the reuse movement and pocket some cash is to take part in the Garage Sale Trail – the nation’s biggest weekend of garage sales. Some 400,000 Australians took part in the Garage Sale Trail last year, buying and selling pre-loved items. That meant 3 million kilograms of items were saved from going to landfill.

The Garage Sale Trail is coming to Wellington Shire towns on 21 and 22 November (Covid-19 restrictions may see the event move online) and registrations are open now.

While waiting out the lockdown, residents can attend an online masterclass to help them reduce, reuse and recycle. Thanks to Wellington Shire Council, Garage Sale Trail classes are free. Book at bit.ly/WellingtonClasses for classes starting Saturday 3 October.    

Council is also offering sustainability tips via its Self Sufficiency in the Suburbs program, an online club that offers step by step advice on saving energy, growing food, cutting waste, shopping to save the planet and more. Wellington Shire Council are providing free access to Self Sufficiency in the Suburbs for residents of Wellington Shire. Valued at $297, residents can activate their membership at bit.ly/SelfSuburbs.

Want to know more? Sign up to Council’s ECOnews e-newsletter at bit.ly/WSCEcoNEWS

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