COMMUNITY - How to live more sustainably in Eastside

January is the perfect time to make some long lasting changes to your home and your lifestyle. Being Eastside makes it easy to do more to live sustainably. Here’s our list of the best 5 ways to reduce your footprint in 2019.

1. Download the Share-waste App

Share-Waste is the perfect way got make composting easy in the inner city. Simply sign up as someone with waste OR someone with a compost bin and connect! You can reduce your food waste, get to know your neighbours and help others’ gardens to flourish.

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The Share - Waste App is connecting the community through composting! Make a food scraps bin a part of your kitchen this year!

2. Community Gardens

We might live in the busy city but there are plenty of secret green spots to give your green thumb a workout. There are community gardens across Eastside and we have all the information you need right HERE.

3. Keep Cups at your local cafe

Is there anything that makes you more smug than turning up at your cafe with a keep cup? Not only do plenty of local cafes offer discounts for bringing your own cup, but you can walk around all day knowing that you have prevented another plastic lid hitting landfill. There are plenty on offer, but here is a great interactive map of all Keep Cup stockists!

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Keep Cups are the perfect way to be stylish and sustainable.

4. Where can I donate my old clothes?

There is nothing more satisfying than clearing our your wardrobe and starting the new year with a more simple style and a decluttered living space. But clothes DO NOT belong in landfill! There are people out there who are always looking for second hand finds and there are plenty of places around Eastside who will gladly take your donations. Vinnies, Salvos or a designer and vintage consignment store are great places to look. Here is a great map with your nearest drop off point clearly marked.

5. Dial before you dump! Phone numbers for Council Cleanup.

Did you know that it’s illegal to dump your rubbish and unwanted household good on the side of the road? All it takes is a phone call to your local council to let them know you need a collection and the rest is taken care of! The best way for Eastside is to fill out this form and sit back and wait for your pickup.