Sustainable Homes
Man with compost bin

Avoiding Waste and Smart Shopping

These websites might be useful to help you reduce the amount of waste you bring into your home, how you can re-use items to stop them becoming waste and where you can take things for re-use or recycling to stop them becoming waste.

All Appliances
Repair small appliances. 162 Burgundy St Heidelberg Ph 9459 9848

Banyule and Darebin City Councils
Learn more about rubbish collection days, recycling, hard rubbish, disposing of electronic and chemical waste, green waste, composting and worm farms.

Buying Green
Buying green products, online and instore

Clothing Exchange
Exchanging good quality clothes, rather than buying a new outfit

Detox Your Home
Find out where to dispose of unwanted household chemicals such as paint, fluorescent light globes, batteries, cleaning products, fertiliser or nail polish, and save them from entering our waterways and soil.

Energy Efficiency Ratings
Energy ratings for all major appliances

Fresh Green Clean
Green cleaning ideas

Cardboard coat hangers. Just one example of thinking differently

Lanfax Laboratories
Choosing an environmentally friendly laundry detergent

Op Shops
A list of all opshops in Melbourne

Recycling Computer e-Waste

Recycling Mattresses

Recycling Near You
Where you can take things to recycle, such as oil, corks, batteries

Recycling Refrigerators

Rubbish Free Year
A NZ couple’s story of a year of living without creating any waste

Share your resources with your community, from books to sewing machines to lawnmowers, and don't feel that you need to own it all yourself

And unwanted items (the swap section).

The Story of Stuff
Great short film about the cycle of waste

Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme (WELS)
Water ratings for products such as washing machines, showerheads, toilets

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