Recycle Centre Tour Success

Have you ever wondered where your recycling goes after the yellow-topped wheelie bin is picked up? Have you heard the rumours that ‘it’s all just thrown into landfill’? Katanning Landcare and Kojonup Landcare worked together to organise a tour of the local Warren Blackwood Waste Recycling facility in Kojonup on Wednesday 22nd November. 37 people […]

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Were you upset by ‘Trashed’?

Anyone who missed ABC’s Four Corners report “Trashed” last night (07/08/17) can view it here on iview. I think most people who saw it will be outraged, upset by the corruption and dirty play going on behind the scenes of Australia’s trash management. Upset by those profiting from loose regulations, toothless watchdogs, and the environmental […]

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Minimise your contributions to landfill waste

TerraCycle is eliminating the idea of waste by recycling the non-recyclable. They offer free recycling programs funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world to help you collect and recycle your hard-to-recycle waste. To date, over 63 million people are collecting items in 20 countries and have collected billions of pieces of waste, raising […]

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Where to Recycle those Tricky Items in Katanning

Updated: 17/10/2017 There are some things you should never put in your rubbish bin. And there are things that can’t be accepted in your yellow recycle bin, either. And even still, there are items that you no longer need, but aren’t ready for the trash. As a responsible, environmentally aware citizen, how do you manage […]

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Kitchen to Compost: Nutrient Cycling in your Back Yard – Event Wrap Up

Yann Toussaint brought us another of his hands-on learning sessions in Kitchen to Compost. He previously taught about reusing pallets to build raised garden beds and benches, and another on keeping backyard chickens. Yann led us through a variety of options for managing waste from your kitchen and yard, and, at least for me, made […]

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Keeping Chickens – Event Wrap Up

On Friday 10th October we ran the last of our EcoWeek workshops – Keeping Chickens. This workshop was sponsored by the FRRR, and EcoWeek sponsored by SGIO Insurance. Yann and Sol Toussaint from the Rainbow Coast Neighbourhood Centre Community Garden in Albany, and Kate Mason of Katie Joy’s Free Range Eggs from Kojonup presented some […]

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