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The City of Bunbury offers a wide range of free educational services, designed to complement our Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery (WARR) initiatives.
We aim to have our City by the sea recognised as a leader in the WARR on waste; to become a sustainable, low-waste, circular economy in which human health and the environment are protected from the impacts of waste.

Check out the resources below to find out more about our programs and for tips to live more sustainably.

Adopt-a-Spot

The City of Bunbury has partnered with the Keep Australia Beautiful (KABC) in support of the Adopt-a-Spot program.
Do you feel frustrated by seeing litter lying around your street, park or local beach? Then why not adopt that spot and volunteer to help keep your spot litter-free.
Individuals, community groups, businesses or school communities can volunteer with the Adopt-a-Spot program and contribute to a cleaner environment.
You receive free resources to help, insurance cover if you need it and an Adoption Certificate.

For more information about the Adopt-a-Spot program please visit Adopt-a-Spot

Three Bins with a Baby Workshops

Our Managing Your Three Bins with a Baby workshop morning teas are the perfect way to find out more about modern cloth nappies and managing waste with small children.
Topics covered include:

  • Tips on managing your waste and three bins with small children.
  • Advice on correctly disposing of common baby products
  • Provide helpful information on alternatives to single use plastic baby products
  • Learn about the different styles and information on storing and washing cloth nappies.

Families from surrounding local government areas are more than welcome to take part. All attendees are eligible for a free gift and discount codes. We will let you know when our next workshop will be held.

Our next workshop will be held on Thursday July 28 at the Bunbury Public Library - starting at 10.30am. Please register your attendance via Eventbrite

Reusable Sanitary Products Rebate

The City of Bunbury is offering residents a rebate of up to $50 for Reusable Sanitary Products.

This includes sanitary pads, sanitary cups, leak-proof underwear and wet bags.

Clean Up Australia estimates there are six million menstruators nationwide, using 16 to 22 sanitary items per period, which over the course of 30 to 40 years means one person will use up to 15,000 pads and tampons – nearly all of which ends up in landfill. About 90 per cent of conventional pads use plastic adhesive strips and packaging which in landfill would take 500 years to decompose, if ever.

Reusable Sanitary Products are the ideal way to reduce waste and save money. They may cost a little more up-front, but in the long term, they can help you save money. This rebate is an incentive to help reduce the upfront costs of reusable options and have the opportunity to try reusable products. The rebate is funded by the Better Bins FOGO Plus grant from the Waste Authority.

BYO Containers Program

The City is now a supporter of the BYO Containers program, which aims to connect local food outlets to environmentally conscious consumers.
The program helps reduce single-use plastics by normalising the use of reusable containers for takeaway food, butchers and delicatessens. This growing Australia-wide movement allows food outlets and their customers to help reduce the waste generated by takeaway and food purchases.
To celebrate the program the local businesses who sign up to the program will received 20 x 800ml stainless steel containers to give to their regular customers.

To sign up for the program please fill out the form below.