South Hobart, immerse yourself in waste this week and make a difference

posted 24 Aug 2015, 17:12 by SHSC Secretary   [ updated 24 Aug 2015, 17:37 ]

Seriously, this is your chance to create change … see you there!

A load of rubbish

South Hobart Waste Forum
This Thursday 27 Aug 6-7.30pm St Francis Xavier Church in Anglesea St

We are producing a Good Neighbour Agreement to feed into Council’s plans to seek environmental approval to increase the life of the McRobies landfill. 

South Hobart has been hosting the city-wide tip since 1960 (over two locations) and the pollution issues inevitably associated with it. The Agreement will spell out changes we would like to see before we host it again.

We are holding the community forum to brainstorm possible residential’ and business’ waste management changes. Once collated, we will request an opportunity to present the Good Neighbour Agreement to the mayor. 

Find out more on our Facebook page or website or see you there.


Don’t Waste Hobart

Got a question about recycling? Post it publicly on social media using the #DontWasteHobart hashtag and Sustainable Living Tasmania will find the answer for you.

#DontWasteHobart is an interactive campaign to reduce waste going to landfill in Hobart.Check  out the curly questions and answers so far:

Tag board;   Facebook page;    YouTube channel


Hobart City Zero Waste
Tonight 25 Aug and Wednesday 26 Aug  - 7pm at the Mawson Pavillion

Hobart City is developing a new Waste Strategy and would love your input. Do you have a burning question, idea or issue regarding waste management? Attend their public sessions tonight or tomorrow night and have your say!

Find out more on their Facebook page, or contact Jeff Holmes the Council’s Cleansing & Solid Waste Policy Coordinator on 6278 0272 or


Tasman Peninsula, Saturday, Aug 29 at 6PM
Kingborough Civic Centre, Sept 04 at 7PM

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?

Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food. What they find is truly shocking. Find out more