Waste or resource?

MidWaste Regional Waste Forum (MidWaste) comprises six Councils located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales working collectively to strategically manage waste on a regional scale.

Waste or Resource?

While it is inevitable that some materials, in our current economy, end up as waste, it is important to remember that all materials are actually resources and should be managed accordingly.  Governments at all levels are increasingly focused on how to move from our current linear model of consumption (take, make, dispose) and towards a circular model (where the aim is to design waste out of the system).

What can you do?

The Waste Hierarchy sets up a framework for reducing our waste.

For items you really do need to dispose of, you can help us reduce what goes to landfill by using the services you can find in these pages (or on your council website) available to ensure we can recycle or appropriately dispose of all materials.

SAFETY FIRST

With great regret MidWaste has decided to cancel all scheduled workshops for the safety of our participants and facilitators. 

We will review the COVID-19 situation on a regular basis to reassess our ability to provide our range of educational workshops to you all. 

Thanks for understanding and stay safe and well. 

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🍐 🍌 PEAR AND BANANA MUFFINS. Got some less-than perfect pears and a bruised banana? Why not whip up a batch of these pear and banana muffins? Download your FREE Seasonal Guide at www.midwaste.org.au/food-smart

Ingredients
1 large pear, cored and diced
1 large ripe banana
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp coconut oil
1 ¼ cup SR flour

Method
Preheat oven to 180 and line two 12-cup mini-muffin trays with papers. Place pear in a put with 1/3 cup water, simmer with lid on for 5 mins. Place banana is large bowl and mash with fork. Add eggs, vanilla and oil. Puree cooked pear and cool, then add to wet ingredients and mix to combine. Add flour and stir to combine. Spoon into prepared muffin trays. Bake for 15 mins (or 25 mins if using large muffin tray). Store in airtight container for 3 days.

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🌱 Nutritious and delicious! The Rhi Rebellion shows us how to grow your own sprouts from seeds and beans in your cupboard.

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MidCoast Council Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Kempsey Shire Council Nambucca Valley Council Coffs Harbour City Council Coffs Coast Waste Services Midcoast Waste Services MidCoast Libraries Port Macquarie Hastings Library Service Kempsey Shire Library Bellingen Library Coffs Harbour Libraries Dorrigo Library Taree Community Garden Port Macquarie Community Gardens Bowraville Community Gardens Northbank Community Garden Coffs Regional Community Gardens Cundletown Community Woopi Gardens South Coffs Community Garden Inc Resource Recovery MidCoast Coffs Coast Growers Manning Valley Community Gardens Bellingen Growers Market Bellingen Community Markets Gloucester Farmers Markett The Tucker Patch Our Living CoastPort Macquarie Hastings Sustainability Network Coastal Warriors - Mid North Coast Plastic Wise South West Rocks Bellingen Environment Centre Bellingen Sustainability Centre The Green Tuncurry Coffs Coast Local Food Gloucester Tip Shop Telegraph Point Community Association Incorporated Port Macquarie Community Preschool - Munster Street and the Annex Willawarrin Community Hall Cundletown Community Picnic Mid North Coast
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MidWaste is Proudly supported by these regional councils

This project is a NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy