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Workshops, Talks & Tours

The City of Ryde Waste Department hosts 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.  


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.

Plastic-free Life Workshop

This workshop looks at the ways to eliminate plastic from our lives by suggesting alternatives to common products and demonstrating how to make safe, beeswax-infused food wraps.

  • Workshop dates will be posted closer to the event.

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. 

Green Cleaning Workshop 

Did you know that instead of using harmful store bought cleaning chemicals you can use natural, biodegradable substances as cleaning aids to make your home clean and safe to be in? The good news is most of these natural ingredients are already in your pantry so you will also be reducing waste and saving money.

  • Workshop dates will be posted closer to the event.
Furniture Restoration Workshop 


Celebrate National Recycling Week by learning how to give new life to a pre-loved piece of furniture.

Meal Planning and Food Waste Avoidance Workshop 

Meal planning is a great way to reduce food waste by only buying what you need. This is especially important in the lead up to Christmas which is traditionally one of the most wasteful times of the year.

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 18 October 2019