Waste to Art

Blue Mountains City Council has run the Community Waste 2 Art (W2A) Project for over 10 years.

Waste 2 Art aims to encourage the whole community to rethink their own waste and promote a low waste lifestyle through 'Reduce, Reuse, Repair and Recycle' actions.

Council is seeking to engage an experienced artist to facilitate community weaving workshops, using waste materials, to create a Powerful-Owl nest sculpture for W2A 2019. 

Who can submit a quote? Artists that can:

  • Demonstrate ability and experience in facilitating weaving workshops, promotions, public art concept design, creation and installation;
  • Deliver value for money and meet required timeframes; and
  • Demonstrate appreciation of the need to reduce waste to landfill.

To submit a quote, you must obtain a copy of the brief prior to submitting the quote by contacting Tanya Mein on email  tmein@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or by phone 4780 5962.

Submission close 4pm Wednesday 27 February 2019.

Waste to Art is an initiative of NetWaste, a voluntary local government waste network with 28 member councils across regional NSW.

Love Food Hate Waste

In 2017 we ran a number of free Love Food Hate Waste workshops throughout the mountains.

These workshops provided guidance on meal planning, using leftovers, storing food correctly as well as demystifying composting.

At the time EPA data showed us that on average $1000 is being lost on food waste by every household every year. New figures recently released now estimate this to be closer $4000 each year which is a staggering amount. Visit lovefoodhatewaste.nsw.gov.au an EPA run resource for tips, ideas and downloads on reducing food waste and saving money in your home.

Stay tuned for details of new workshop dates, here and on our Facebook page.

Markets

We enjoyed having so many visitors at our stalls at Springwood Growers Market and Glenbrook Fine Foods Market last year. It was great to hear how passionate so many residents are about reducing household waste to landfill.

If you missed out, we will be running more waste information stalls at local markets in the future. So if you have questions on recycling, are keen to know how to compost, or just want some tips on reducing waste…come and say hi. There’ll be some great environmentally conscious giveaways too!