Waste Events

This page identifies various waste, environment and sustainability related events throughout the year. 

Each topic, where possible, has a link to the larger National or Global campaign.

For further information please use the Customer Contact Card at the bottom of this page. 



Events calendar

Clean Up Australia Day (1 Mar 2020)


Clean up Aust Day logo


Clean up Australia Day occurs on the 1st Sunday of March each year although you can host a clean-up on any day throughout the year. 

Clean Up Australia inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment. 

What was started thirty years ago, by an "average Australian bloke" who had a simple idea to make a difference in his own backyard has now become the nation's largest community-based environmental event. 


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International Compost Awareness Week Australia (3-9 May 2020)



International Compost Awareness Week Australia was established in 2006 through the Centre for Organic Research & Education (CORE). CORE is a not-for-profit organisation conducting year-round organic research, education and awareness activities. 

International Compost Awareness Week Australia is hosted during the first full week of May each year. 

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World Environment Day (5 Jun 2020)



World Environment Day occurs on June 5 each year and has been celebrated since 1974. It engages governments, businesses, celebrities and citizens to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue with a new theme each year. 

Above all, World Environment Day offers a global platform for inspiring positive change. It recognizes that global change requires a global community.  It pushes for individuals to think about the way they consume; for businesses to develop greener models; for farmers and manufacturers to produce more sustainably; for governments to safeguard wild spaces; for educators to inspire students to live in harmony with the Earth; and for youth to become fierce gatekeepers of a green future.  It requires all of us.

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Plastic Free July (all of July)



Plastic Free July® is a key initiative of the Plastic Free Foundation that is working towards the vision of seeing a world free of plastic waste. From humble beginnings in 2011, the award-winning Plastic Free July campaign is the result of years of hard work.

Since 2011, the Plastic Free movement has inspired over 326 million participants in 177 countries. Individuals who all make a small change, will collectively make a massive difference to our communities. You can choose to refuse single-use plastics in July (and beyond!).

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Keep Australia Beautiful Week (16-22 Aug 2021)



Keep Australia Beautiful Week is held late August each year to raise awareness about the simple things we can all do in our daily lives to reduce our impact on the environment and encourage action.

Keep Australia Beautiful has been helping to reduce litter and promote sustainable communities for over 45 years. 

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National Recycling Week (9-15 Nov 2020)



November 9-15 marks the 25th year of Plant Ark's National Recycling Week. 

This year's theme is 'Recovery - A future beyond the bin' and it is all about giving resources a second life by recycling and reusing items after their initial use. Reducing waste not only keep valuable resources out of landfill but it also benefits the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the need of new materials to be used. 

For more information on Plant Ark's National Recycling Week or to find out how to get involved at home, at work, at school or in the community click here


Asbestos Awareness Week (23-29 Nov 2020)



If your home was built or renovated prior to 1990, there is a good chance it has some asbestos contained within it. 

An estimated 4,000 Australians die annually from asbestos-related diseases - which is more than triple the annual road toll and there is evidence that during the Covid-19 pandemic there has been a boom in DIY home improvements giving rise to concerns of increased asbestos exposure. 

Make sure you are aware of the risks and for further information click here