2017 Waste to Art Catalogue

2017 Waste to Art Catalogue

The full 2017 Waste to Art Catalogue can be viewed here. This years Theme Waste was ‘Soft Plastics’. The aim is to challenge peoples’ perceptions about ‘rubbish’ and to celebrate the reuse and recycling of waste through arts and crafts. Waste to Art provides an innovative approach to waste education, invites schools and community groups to take up the challenge and create a new life for materials that would otherwise have been thrown away.

Household Chemical Cleanout is on again!

The 10th annual Household Chemical Cleanout is on this October.

You can drop off all your old, unwanted and out of date chemicals, paint, pesticides, weed killers, detergents and fuels for free at the collection points for your local community.

Check out the dates for your community collection points here

Mudgee Community Recycling Centre

Mudgee Community Recycling Centre

The region’s newest Community Recycling Centre (CRC) is open at Mudgee! The Member for Dubbo, Troy Grant MP, opened the new facility where local residents can now drop off any awkward household items including old paint, gas bottles, motor oils, fluoro lights, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and batteries. He congratulated the work of NetWaste, the EPA and Mid Western Regional Council to get the CRC operating.

It’s free to drop off these items and everything is really clearly marked at the centre. The waste items will then be safely disposed of or recycled. For example the lead, acid and plastic in lead acid batteries are recovered and recycled, keeping these materials out of our landfill.

The CRC is located at the Mudgee Waste Facility. For more information on opening hours visit Mid-Western Regional Council

2016 Waste to Art Catalogue

2016 Waste to Art Catalogue
2016 Waste to Art Catalogue

The full 2016 Waste to Art Catalogue can be viewed here. The aim is to challenge peoples’ perceptions about ‘rubbish’ and to celebrate the reuse and recycling of waste through arts and crafts. Waste to Art provides an innovative approach to waste education, invites schools and community groups to take up the challenge and create a new life for materials that would otherwise have been thrown away.

2015/16 Waste to Art Overall Winner

Congratulations to our 2015/16 Waste to Art Overall Winner, Jack Fox of Condobolin.

2016 Waste to Art Overall Winner " “Alzheimer’s”
2016 Waste to Art Overall Winner ” “Alzheimer’s”

Jacks’ amazing work is titled “Alzheimer’s”. It won the category for High School 3D and then went on to take out the overall winners prize.  Jack describes his work as; “Hast du einen vogel”? is a German expression meaning ‘Are you crazy? or more literally ‘Do you have a bird in your brain’?. My work is a physical manifestation of this as it relates to, and explores the process and memory loss, as the bird flies away with the old
mans brain.

FOR A FULL LIST OF THE 2015/16 REGIONAL WASTE TO ART WINNERS CLICK HERE

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