Reduce, reuse, recycle; set up a local market stall for free!

Published on 01 October 2018

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October is Buy Nothing New month and the Shire is offering to cover stall fees at a range of community markets to help residents give your things a second life and reduce the amount of waste to landfill on the Peninsula.

Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne said “as a community we’re throwing out 33,000 tonnes of waste a year on the Peninsula.

“It’s up to all of us to do our bit and make a difference in reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill.

“This is a great opportunity to give your things a new life or buy second-hand”.

Tips for reducing your waste:

• Look in your own home before buying something new

• Consider buying second-hand items at your local op shop or community market

• Give your things a second life – repair, swap, donate or sell items

• If you need something new, shop local and bring reusable bags

Participating markets:

Saturday 6 October, 8am – 1pm
Rye Rotary Foreshore Market

Sunday 7 October, 8am – 1pm
Rosebud Lions Club Market

Saturday 13 October, 8.30am – 12.30pm
Somerville Saturday Market

Saturday 13 October, 8am – 12pm
Rosebud Community School Market

Saturday 13 October, 9am – 1pm
Crib Point Community Market

Sunday 21 October, 2 – 5 pm
Sustainable Sunday Rye Community House

Sunday 21 October, 8am – 1pm
Pop-up Community Market Tootgarook Community Hall

Sunday 28 October, 10am – 3pm
Main Ridge Sustainable Community Day, Main Ridge Recreation Reserve

If you’re interested in running a stall at any of the markets listed, register your interest today by contacting our Waste Education Officer on 5950 1634 or email: amy.yang@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Limited stalls available. Terms and conditions apply.

Take the pledge to buy nothing new at buynothingnew.com.au/pledge
For more information, visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/wasteeducation