Introduce your students to the innovative and inexpensive possibilities of sustainable reuse materials. In this one hour session, students will be introduced to reuse materials and given tips and tricks on how to work with items that were originally designed for a different purpose.

Students will be given a brief introduction to the warehouse and Reverse Garbage, and then set free in the warehouse with plenty of time to discover and collect materials. 

We can tailor this to your needs, just let us know what your focus is.

Duration: 1-2 hours – ask us for a quote
Venue: only available on-site at Reverse Garbage

Subjects: We can tailor a session to suit the context: education, art, sculpture, jewellery, millinery, upholstery and furniture, textiles, design, technology, education, interior design, drama or photography.

Book a tertiary talk and tour

The students enjoyed the interactivity of the walking tour of the community hub (seeing the cockatoos, meeting local artists, learning the types of vegetables grown in the community garden etc.) and I would strongly suggest continuing this inclusion.

Young Leaders Program – University of Sydney, July 2019



This Professional Development is designed for students of Early Childhood Education. With this option they receive a condensed version of our ‘Sustainability and Reuse’ PD program. The session includes a warehouse tour, professional development session and exploration of materials with a focus on use in the EC classroom.

A community garden tour, worm farming activity or makerspace can be added to this program – please ask for the details.

Duration: 90 minutes
Venue: only available on-site at Reverse Garbage
Capacity: maximum 5-30 students

“Thanks again for the most interesting and thought provoking workshop for the students of Petersham TAFE. I will never look at a staple in the same way again.”                                                                      Petersham TAFE  March, 2019

Fill-a-Bag – or fill a sack!

This option can be added to any booking or as a stand alone visit.

Take advantage of our eclectic range and have students choose some unique reuse materials to work with when they get back to class. We have several shopping options for groups:

  • for $7 a head, each student can fill a shopping bag with materials of their choice from our Fill-a-Bag area
  • for $25 a sack, students can work together to fill a hessian sack full of materials from our Fill-a-Bag area (one sack should be enough for a whole class).

Note: This is a self guided visit and educators are required to conduct their own risk assessment.

Groups with particular projects in mind can be given a set budget and allowed to shop from anywhere in the warehouse. And if you get back to the classroom and realise you need something more, check out our online store!


Get in touch to learn more about what we can do for you! Workshops can be customised to support the current unit of the course.

Enquire about a custom workshop