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Public Event Recycling Program
ACT residents are Australia's top recyclers at home and they expect to be able to recycle at public events too.
Reducing the amount of waste your event sends to landfill gives your event a good reputation and has other direct benefits, including your bottom line. Did you know, for example, that sending waste to a recycling centre is 50 per cent cheaper than tipping at landfill?
Why not become part of the Actsmart Public Event Recycling program? This FREE program is available to any event held in the ACT, large or small, including school fetes, community fairs, major music festivals and major sporting events.
Better still, being part of the program helps position your event as a progressive and proactive one that cares about the environment. You will be provided with a FREE Actsmart Public Event Guide, and other resources and tools to get you going.
For more information on the FREE Actsmart Public Event Recycling program, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Access Canberra on 13 22 81.
It is FREE to become involved in the Actsmart Public Event Recycling program and it's easy to do so.
All registered events are then provided with:
- Actsmart Public Event Guide
- advice on efficient waste management
- practical resources and tools. Click here to view the Equipment Catalogue.
For more information, email email@example.com or call Access Canberra on 13 22 81.
Be inspired by these case studies on recycling at public events in Canberra. Then take the next logical step, which is to get your event registered with the FREE Actsmart Public Event program.
National Folk Festival
Corinbank Music and Arts Festival
Corinbank Music and Arts Festival was established in 2008. Combining performances by local acts as well as prominent bands from around Australia, the family festival runs over three days. Attendees can camp on site at the festival. Since becoming part of the Actsmart Public Event Recycling program, Corinbank Festival has recycled 90 per cent of all waste produced; an impressive result given that many other similar events only manage to recycle around 40 per cent ...
Catholic Primary Schools Interschool Netball Carnival
In 2011, the annual Catholic Primary Schools Interschool Netball Carnival was held at the Tuggeranong Netball Association Courts in Calwell. The event was attended by 160 teams averaging eight players each. With parents and siblings included, around 3,000 people attended. With the assistance of the Actsmart Public Event Recycling program, the event recycled approximately 3,600 litres of material ...
Majura Primary School Spring Carnival
The annual Spring Carnival is the major fundraising event of the year for the Majura Primary School. It is attended by more than 900 people and features a wide variety of market stalls. To complement its other environmental initiatives, the school decided in 2011 to implement recycling practices through the Actsmart Public Event Recycling Program. As a result, 60 per cent of all waste from the Spring Carnival is recycled or composted ...
When you register for the Actsmart Public Event Recycling program, your organisers will be helped every step of the way to implement recycling and other sustainability measures at your event.
The program offers a wide range of FREE practical resources and tools, including:
- The ACT Public Event Guide
- bin covers and skip signage
- recycling signage
- composting signage
- food and organic waste signage
- vendor signage
- water units to refill drink bottles
- access to a secure trailer to transport recycling equipment.
To access the resources above for your upcoming event, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Access Canberra on 13 22 81.