Creating jobs through selling
The Eaglehawk Recycle Shop is a community enterprise which
- Cheap secondhand materials to Central Victoria.
- Creates jobs by encouraging people to reuse and recycle and by purchasing goods
from the Recycle Shop.
- Reduces waste to landfill therefore saving rate payers hundreds of thousands of
dollars in waste costs.
You can find an enormous variety of secondhand items at very low
- Household furniture
- Building materials
- Car parts
- White goods
- Bikes and toys
- Plants and pots
- Plumbing supplies
- Carpet and underlay
- Fire wood
- Shed heaters
A partnership between FEO, City of Greater Bendigo, EcoRecycle Victoria, Smorgon
Steel and the Community.
The Eaglehawk Recycle Shop has been a great success story. It recycles about
4,000 tonnes per year, it has created 14 jobs, but most importantly it gives people an opportunity to not only recycle, but to re-use materials. Our customers say “Why wasn’t this started 30
years ago?” Together with the recycling of green waste, concrete and building materials it has extended the life of the Eaglehawk landfill.
The need for further
However, the Eaglehawk landfill will now be filled in five years. We need
to educate the wider community to reduce waste which is made up of approximately one third commercial/industrial waste, one third wheelie bin waste and one third domestic hard
We need to be pro-active.
♦ Work with business to separate industrial
♦ Work with residents to use composting and only buy products in
recyclable containers and wrapping.
♦ Turn green waste into a profitable
♦ Establish Recycle Shops in other parts of the
It is proposed to employ a Waste Minimisation Officer to work with the above groups
of people and businesses.
It will be cost effective because it will extend the life of landfills and reduce waste
into the future when waste will have to be transported longer distances.
FEO will contribute $5,000 per year to employ the officer. We are looking
for a further 11 partners to sponsor the initiative.The officer will work with business to reduce their waste costs, work in neighbourhoods to reduce wheelie bin waste by promoting composting and
purchasing goods sold in recyclable containers. The Officer will also work towards creating green waste as a viable business and promote the establishment of community owned Recycle
Sort & Save
Through partnerships between Eaglehawk Recycle Shop, City of Greater Bendigo, and All Stone Quarries, the
"Sort & Save" campaign has just commenced. Sort & Save will promote sorting domestic and industrial waste and will educate communities in sorting waste, saving money on
tip fees, reducing greenhouse gases, etc.
Promotion of the Sort & Save campaign has been supported by Southern Cross
[View advertising campaign - 15 second ad.30 second ad.] [View brochure].
We all create waste!
Therefore, we can all contribute to its
If we choose not to act, waste costs will escalate dramatically. We have had
the luxury of a local landfill. An alternative will need to be found. Part of the answer is to reduce waste now!
Contributions are tax deductible.
For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org orPhone: (03) 5446