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Workshops, Talks & Tours

The City of Ryde Waste Department host a number of workshops, talks and tours for Ryde residents. Details of these events are posted on this page and updated closer to the event date.  

household uses of beeswax workshop 

Beeswax has been used for thousands of years as a preserving and sealing agent, a thickener for various products made from oils (creams, ointments) and to waterproof fabrics.

Composting and Worm Farming Workshop

Learn how to reduce up to 50% of your rubbish output, save money and reduce water consumption in the garden by setting up your own compost bin or worm farm.

clean up australia day

Clean Up Australia Day encourages all Australians to take to their local park, beach, bushland or streets and help collect rubbish. Individuals and local groups can either organise a Clean Up Site or volunteer to join an existing site.


In this free workshop you will learn how to declutter, organise, sustainably eliminate, and successfully donate unnecessary clutter from your home with expert professional organiser.

Cheese Making workshop

Cheese is one of the world’s most popular and versatile foods and the simplest to make at home. This workshop will help you to transform milk into some of the most delicious soft cheeses of the world.


Residents of Ryde 18 years and above are invited on a free tour of Visy Materials Recycling Facility at Smithfield where materials from your yellow-lidded recycling bin are sorted. The tour will be followed up with a short presentation by City of Ryde staff and light afternoon tea. 

Abundant Pantry Workshop

Living a low food waste life means eating seasonal produce, managing abundance of seasonable fruit/vegetables by storing/preserving it for later to reduce your thruway waste.

Kitchen Garden Workshop

Kitchen gardening is a great way to connect your food, plants and culture. Growing your commonly used herbs or vegetables does not only provide your family with fresh food and also reduces your carbon footprint. Come along to learn tips and tricks to create kitchen garden in your back yard or balcony.

Ryde Repair and Restoration Workshops

City of Ryde is partnering with Bower Reuse and Repair Centre to provide repair and restoration workshops. Residents are invited to bring their own items along such as a broken lamp, chair or a bike requiring repair, and technicians will demonstrate the process of repair and/or restoration to each participant.

  • Workshop dates will be posted closer to the event

More Information

For more information about City of Ryde Workshops, Talks and Tours please visit our Event Listings page or call Council's Customer Service on 9952 8222. 


Last updated on 11 January 2018