Welcome to Reverse Garbage!

Re-Play! Early Educators Week

13 – 17 March 2017

Reverse Garbage has lots to offer the Early Childhood sector – creative materials; support for professional learning; inspiring sustainability projects and budget stretching ideas!
We are bringing everything together for Re-Play! Our early learning fair.
This year’s Re-Play! event includes increased options for professional learning and hands-on creative workshops. Seminar and workshop participants will receive $10 off purchases on the day!

Re-Play Timetable 13-17 March 2017

Re-Play Timetable 13-17 March 2017

2hr Professional Learning Seminars – limited places – just $66
Our friends at Children’s Services Central, Koori Cirriculum and KU Professional Learning are offering professional development seminars on hot topics. Some of these will have NESA accreditation!

1hr Hands on Creative Workshops – 2 each day – just $11
The Reverse Garbage team has been developing fun and interesting workshop ideas to inspire and upskill! Some include making on- the-spot creations for your centre!

45min Tour – Tuesday and Thursday at 10am – just $5.50
See reuse in action! Our amazing neighbours, at the Addison Road Early Learning Centre are opening their doors to show participants how they have included loose parts and other reuse materials in their centre.

Drop in anytime to enjoy a complementary cuppa while you check out the Ideas and Inspiration Café!

Book yourself in via Eventbrite for a professional development seminar or fun hands-on workshop.


WHo are we?

Reverse Garbage was established in 1974 by a group of teachers who were determined to help  the environment by diverting industrial discards from landfill and by reusing materials in their classrooms.

Reverse Garbage is committed to diverting resources from landfill – each year we accept approximately 35,000 cubic metres or 100 football fields of items which may otherwise end up in the bin.

40 years on Reverse Garbage is now an internationally recognised, award-winning environmental co-operative committed to promoting sustainability through the reuse of resources available at its Marrickville warehouse, as well as providing support to other community, creative and educational organisations. This support is often in the form of donated materials, service-in-kind or small financial sponsorship.

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Our Reverse Garbage Warehouse is open to the public 7 days a week (click here for our location and operating hours) to purchase a variety of reusable materials and resources at considerably discounted prices. We also offer a range of tours and educational workshops for students tailored to different ages, abilities and needs.

For more than 40 years Reverse Garbage has been operated and managed by dedicated staff and volunteers. If you are interested in contributing your time or joining our staff team, we are interested in hearing from you! Please have a look at  About Us.

We look forward to welcoming you at our Reverse Garbage Marrickville site!

For any enquiries please contact us on 02 9569 3132 or email us at info@reversegarbage.org.au

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