Reducing Household Waste

1. Food Waste Minimisation: System Rebates


A rebate may apply to residents of the Town of Cambridge, once, each financial year, with the following conditions:

• Must have attended an organics education workshop run by the Town of Cambridge in that year

• Claims must be made within 1 year of purchase date as shown on your receipt

• Rewards are available for ONE of the below systems per household:

  • Worm Farm
  • Compost Bin/Tumbler
  • "Bokashi" style organics fermentation bin 


Conditions- residents must :

• Present the original invoice of the expense when claiming AFTER you have attended an education session

• Eligibility is for one claim per system per household and dependent on attendance at one or more Town of Cambridge Organics or Gardening workshops

• Rebates will be allocated on a 'first come, first serve' basis due to limited funding, and there is no guarantee you will receive a rebate

• Reimbursement will be made by Bunnings gift card and must be collected and signed for in person at the Town of Cambridge Administration Centre


The next workshops are currently being planned– please watch our Facebook events page or our website What’s On page and register your attendance.


Email with any queries.

Download Bokashi Bins Guide(PDF, 437KB)

2. Plastic Free July

Join the global movement to reduce plastic pollution.

Discover solutions and ideas to help you reduce plastic waste in your home and community.

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.

Take part in Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics.

How to get involved

Get tips on how you can reduce plastic waste at home, school, work, businesses, events and more.

Start out small or really challenge yourself.

See what you can do

Are you ready to take the challenge?

Sign up now and commit to refusing single use plastic for the month of July, and the future. 

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