Reverse Garbage was started by educators and we’ve been educating the community for over forty seven years! We truly are the experts in sustainability education and reuse. 

We can come to you or you can come and visit us at our warehouse and education workshop space. 

Our passionate educators are all qualified and highly experienced and will work with your students to ignite their curiosity, their creativity, develop problem solving. We aim to support your good work, providing you with the skills, materials and opportunities you might need to get your students playing, thinking and making more creatively and more sustainably. 

Professional development

We are the proud providers of workshops and seminars that give you and your colleagues loads of usable insights and ideas for making learning spaces more mindful, more sustainable, more creative and more fun. All sessions count towards teacher-identified professional development.

Our annual PD event ‘REthink + REplay‘ for early childhood educators is scheduled for last week in February each year. Join our educators newsletter to keep up to date. 

Learn more about our Professional Development offerings

Incursions and excursions

Reverse Garbage runs a range of creative reuse workshops specially designed to build skills, challenge and engage students of different ages.

Early Learning workshops align with the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia. Primary and secondary school workshops are built around NSW Syllabus outcomes.

Our workshops are  fun, engaging and hands on and delivered by qualified environmental educators and creative reuse experts and artists. 

Explore Early Learning workshops

Explore Primary School workshops

Explore Secondary School workshops

Explore Tertiary workshops

OOSH & Vacation care

Creative reuse resources

We can supply you with a rich array of materials for creative learning activities in your centre and classroom. Shop with us in the warehouse or online and you will have access to a wonderland of industrial leftovers and salvaged castaways fantastic for art, props, costumes, design and technology, STEM and STEAM subjects, project-based learning and much more.

See our online shop

Child Safety Policy:

Reverse Garbage complies with all legislation regarding child protection. Our Child Safe policy can be viewed here:


We would like to acknowledge the people of the Eora Nation, the traditional owners of this land where we work and learn. We pay respect to Elders past and present for nurturing this land sustainably for thousands of years.