Buy Nothing New Month

Buy Nothing New markets

Every year, the Peninsula throws out 33,000 tonnes of waste. Cut back on waste and take the challenge to Buy Nothing New this October.

Make your pledge to buy nothing new 

Tips to reducing waste

  1. Fix it. Before replacing an item, consider whether it can be fixed. If you’re not handy with the tools, visit your nearest Repair Café to learn from volunteer fixers
  2. Swap it. Hold a swap event and exchange items with the neighbours, friends and family
  3. Upcycle. Make it new again with a coat of paint or new features
  4. Give it away. Donate your sellable items to the local charity shop, family or friends
  5. Borrow it. Visit the local library or subscribe to the toy library
  6. Buy second-hand. Find a bargain and save items from landfill by shopping at the op shop or the Outlook store

Hold a stall

During Buy Nothing New Month, the Shire is offering to cover stall fees at participating community markets to help residents give things a new life and reduce waste to landfill on the Peninsula.

If you are interested in running a stall at participating markets, register your interest by contacting the markets with the code word MPS BNNM 2019. You must use the code word to be eligible for the Shire sponsored stall.

All Shire sponsored stalls must complete the stall record template(PDF, 135KB) and return it to the market coordinators.

Limited Shire stalls available. Terms and conditions apply.

Participating markets

Upcycle Market(PDF, 377KB)
Saturday 12 October 2019
10am - 12 pm
Advance College Hastings
Location: Hastings Community Hub, 1973 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings
Bookings:(PDF, 810KB) 5979 1398 or

Crib Point Community Market(PDF, 261KB)
Saturday 12 October 2019
9am - 1 pm
Location: Crib Point Community House, 7 Park Road, Crib Point
Bookings: 5983 9888 or

Sustainable Celebration
Saturday 19 October
9am - 1pm
Rosebud Toy Library
Location: Rosebud Memorial Hall, 994 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud

Zero Waste Festival
Sunday 20 October
11am - 2pm
Rye Community House
Location: Rye Community House, 27 Nelson Street, Rye
Bookings: 5985 4462

Main Ridge Day- the sustainable way(PDF, 1MB)
Sunday 27 October
10am - 3pm
Main Ridge Lions Club
Location: Main Ridge Recreation Reserve, 441 Main Creek Road, Main Ridge 
Bookings: Send your stall application form(PDF, 1MB) to by 10 October 2019

Terms and Conditions

  1. Mornington Peninsula residents only
  2. Final approval must be given by market managers before holding stalls
  3. All unsold goods must be taken away by stall holders at the end of the market
  4. The Shire will cover stall cost only from 1 October to 31 October 2019 at select participating community markets
  5. Limited number of Shire funded stalls are available for each market. No further funded stalls are available once all have been allocated. Residents may hold a stall at their own cost
  6. Shire funded stalls limited to used household goods. No commercial quantities
  7. A record of items sold (waste diverted from landfill) must be provided to the waste education officer