Sustainable Living Festival 2019: program announced!

 Sun 27 Oct – hold the date – Gawler Environment Centre is proud to present the Sustainable Living Festival again in 2019!

The Festival will feature exciting guest presenters, including foodie Simon Bryant from Dirty Depot and the Cook and the Chef, Almost zero eco-blogger Niki Wallace, beekeeper extraordinaire Mademoiselle Bee, plus a range of workshops, kids activities and live entertainment.

As we get closer to the event we will be releasing further details so please watch this space!

Early bird rates for stallholders will close at the end of August so get in quick if you want to secure a spot and save.  We would like to invite environmentally conscious and community minded local businesses and organisations to get involved in the festival. We welcome stalls from a wide range of categories including: art & music, community, food, gardening, natural resources, permaculture, self-reliance, transport, health, waste reduction and recycling.

What the festival will give you—an opportunity to promote the ideas, skills, benefits or products of your group, organisation or business. We’ll provide the space, atmosphere & targeted audience, you bring your marquee (or hire one from us), display materials, brochures, and products to sell.

Click here for a registration form.

For further information please contact us at: / 8115 4620

Join us on Sunday 27 October for what is going to be another huge day filled with fun and festive vibes!




Recycling aluminium foil

Aluminium Foil

Single sheets/pieces of al foil are too small to be recycled on their own.

To recycle al foil:

  1. Collect al foil and scrunch it into a ball the size of your fist
  2. When the ball is large enough, place it in the yellow lid recycling bin

Recycling small metal items

Small metal (eg. bottle tops, can lids)

If small pieces of metal (eg. bottle tops) go into the recycling bin loose they will end up in landfill as they are too small to be sorted.

To recycle small pieces of metal:

  1. Place small metal into a milo/coffee tin
  2. Keep the container in a convenient place and fill it up with your small metal pieces
  3. When the tin is full put the lid on and chuck it into your recycling bin

OR put small pieces of metal into a smaller can (eg. baked bean) and squash the top of the can to ensure they can’t fall out.

Recycling small hard plastics

Small hard plastic (eg. straws, bottle tops, bread tags, plastic cutlery)

If small pieces of plastic are put loosely into your recycling bin they will fall through the cracks at the materials recovery facility and end up in landfill.

To recycle small hard plastic items:

  1. Place small hard plastics into a milk or juice bottle (use a container that is plastic and semi see-through)
  2. Keep the container in a convenient place (eg. under your sink) and fill it up with all your small plastics
  3. When the bottle is full, screw the lid on and chuck it into your recycling bin

Recycling @ NAWMA

The Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority (NAWMA) accept many waste items at their waste transfer station located at Gate 3 Bellchambers Road, Edinburgh North.

Some recyclable items are also accepted free of charge, including:

  • Polystyrene
  • Soft plastics
  • Cardboard
  • Steel/metal
  • Paint tins (still containing paint- empty tins go into your recycling bin at home)
  • Waste oil (including car and cooking oil)
  • Car batteries


E-waste, including:

  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Electrical leads/cords
  • Scanners
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • TV, DVD and CD players
  • Stereo and sound systems
  • Photocopiers
  • Faxes
  • Digital cameras
  • Game consoles

Click here for the price list for dumping green waste, general waste and clean fill

Women’s Road-Ready Cycling Program

Are you a woman who wants to get into cycling?

The Women’s Road-Ready Cycling Program is offering a free program to give you the skills and confidence to get back on your bike.

Who: Women who want to get back on their bike
When: 2 hours/week for 4 weeks; 23rd and 30th March and 6th and 13th April
Time: 10am – 12pm
Where: Gawler Recreation Centre, Nixon Terrace, Gawler

For details and to book visit Ride a Bike Right

Women's Road-Ready Cycling Program