Links to Environmental Websites

Recycling, Waste & Re-use

Reverse Garbage – Another reuse co-op at the Addison Road Community Centre, RG specialise in industrial discards

Recycling Near You – How to find local and national recycling options

Recycle This – A great UK-based recycling and re-use forum. Has a huge archive of re-use Q&As with a treasure trove of ideas applicable anywhere

MAG at Lidcombe – recycles polystyrene and other hard to recycle plastics

Mobile Muster – for mobile phone recycling

Clean Up Australia Day

Planet Ark – for recycling your printer toner cartridges

Terracycle – for recycling coffee pods, toothbrushes, stationery and other ‘non recyclable’ items

 

Waste Management – Sydney Councils

Council collections and clean-ups can be a convenient way to dispose of household waste with no reuse value. How council disposes of your goods varies between councils – so ask if it goes straight to landfill when you call to book a pick up, and always call The Bower first to try for reuse first.

Councils working with The Bower

Ashfield – www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au/page/waste__recycling_alternatives.html

Auburn – http://www.auburn.nsw.gov.au/Environment/WasteServices/Pages/WasteServices.aspx 

Botany Bay – http://www.botanybay.nsw.gov.au/Living-in-Botany-Bay/Waste-Recycling 

Canada Bay – http://www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au/recycling-and-waste-services.html

City of Sydney – http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/live/waste-and-recycling

Holroyd – http://www.holroyd.nsw.gov.au/your-services/waste-recycling/ 

Hornsby – http://future.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/test/property/waste-and-recycling

Hunters Hill – http://www.huntershill.nsw.gov.au/Page/Page.aspx?Page_Id=59

Ku-ring-gai – http://www.kmc.nsw.gov.au/Services_facilities/Basics/Waste_and_recycling

Lane Cove – http://www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/CouncilServices/WasteandRecycling/Pages/default.aspx

Leichhardt – http://www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/Living-Here/Waste-and-Recycling

Marrickville – http://www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au/en/environment/recycling-and-waste/

North Sydney – http://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/Waste_Environment

Parramatta – http://www.parracity.nsw.gov.au/live/my_home/waste_and_recycling

Randwick – http://www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/services/rubbish-and-recycling

Rockdale – www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/environment/Pages/Environment_Waste.aspx

Ryde – http://www.ryde.nsw.gov.au/Environment/Waste+and+Recycling

Strathfield – http://www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au/residents/waste-management-and-recycling/

Sutherland – http://www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/Residents/Rubbish-and-Recycling

Waverley – http://www.waverley.nsw.gov.au/environment/waste_and_recycling

Willoughby – www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/Waste—Recycling.html

 

All Other  Sydney Councils

Bankstown – http://www.bankstown.nsw.gov.au/index.aspx?nid=93 

Blacktown – http://www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/Resident_Services/Waste_Services/Domestic_Waste_and_Recycling

Burwood – www.burwood.nsw.gov.au/environment/waste_management/waste_and_recycling(2).html

Camden – http://www.camden.nsw.gov.au/environment/waste-environment/ 

Campbelltown – http://www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/Yourwasteandrecycling 

Canterbury – http://www.canterbury.nsw.gov.au/Waste-Recycling

Fairfield – www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/default.asp?iNavCatId=5&iSubCatId=66

Hurstville – http://www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/Waste.html

Liverpool – http://www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/services/waste-and-recycling

Manly – http://www.manly.nsw.gov.au/environment/waste/ 

Mosman – www.mosman.nsw.gov.au/residents/waste

Pittwater – www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/local_services/waste__and__recycling

Warringah – http://www.warringah.nsw.gov.au/live/rubbish-and-recycling 

Woollhara – www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/services/rubbish_and_recycling

Sustainable Building & Technology

Alternative Technology Association – Promotes energy saving and conservation to households – www.ata.org.au/

The Australasian Straw Bale Building Association – promoting the art & science of straw bale building – ausbale.org

The Sustainable House – Sydney ‘first’ sustainable house – sustainablehouse.com.au/

Ifixit Repair Guides – https://www.ifixit.com/Guide

 

Eco-Media

Australian Ethical – Australia’s leading ethical investment fund

Earth Garden – sustainable living for country and city

Ethical Investor – Includes free Ethical Investor e-magazine – news & views on ethical investment

Grass Roots Magazine – magazine on how to create sustainable homes, gardens and lifestyles

Green Lifestyle Magazine – Simple sustainable living

Instructables – Inspirational ideas, tutorials, stories & links

TreeHugger – Covers green news, solutions and product info

 

National Environment Groups

Australian Conservation Foundation – Australia’s pre-eminent environment group

One Million Women for Climate Change – A campaign of daughters, sisters, mothers & grandmothers inspiring climate action

Greening Australia – Protect & restore the health, diversity & productivity of our unique landscapes

Australian Marine Conservation Society – Produces the Sustainable Seafood Guide

National Toxics Network – A community-based network for a toxic-free future

Wilderness Society – Australia’s foremost wilderness organisation

Greenpeace Australia

Sustainable Population Australia – population & sustainable resources

 

NSW State Environment Groups

Nature Conservation Council of NSW – The State’s peak environment group. It’s member groups cover the full spectrum of environment issues

National Parks Association of NSW – Seeks to protect & restore the State’s natural areas

The Colong Foundation for Wilderness – The longest-serving community advocate for wilderness in Australia

The Environmental Defender’s Office (NSW) – A not-for-profit legal centre helping individuals and community groups protect the natural and built environment

Total Environment Centre – Campaigns for environment protection in the city and country, advising government, community and business

 

Other Co-operatives, Networks & Supporters

Alfalfa House Community Food Co-operative  – Organic & bulk health food in Enmore. Bower members get reciprocal benefits!

Australian Men’s Shed Association – Independent community based Men’s Shed group

The Exodus Foundation – Foundation exists to meet immediate material, emotional & spiritual needs of disadvantaged

Green Force – Ethical based solar company in Marrickville. Proudly donated The Bower it’s solar array in 2012

Marrickville Mens Shed – A great space for guys to get together, use their skills and help the community

SCRAP (School Communities Recycling All Paper) – is a non-profit company and exists to help schools, other educational, government, non-profit bodies as well as private individuals and companies become environmentally sustainable

Seed Savers Network – Preserving the genetic basis of tomorrow’s food