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Free workshop to help local businesses minimise waste and reduce costs

11 March 2019

Struggling to keep up with all the waste your business generates? Southern Downs Regional Council is here to help with a FREE Waste Minimisation Workshop for Southern Downs businesses.

The workshop will be held on Monday, 18 March from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery.

Business owners will have the opportunity to learn how they can minimise the amount of waste their businesses produce and help reduce the costs they accrue to dispose of it.

Councillor for Agriculture, Environment and Sustainability Cameron Gow said recycling plays a key role in how businesses manage waste and now, more than ever, businesses need to understand how waste significantly impacts the environment.

“People and businesses around Australia, and the world, are changing how they manage their waste as we learn more about how our actions impact the environment,” Cr Gow said.

“If we want to continue enjoying the beauty of the Southern Downs and everything our region has to offer now and into the future, we need to consider how we can reduce the amount of waste going into landfill.

“Applying better recycling practices now will also benefit businesses wanting to keep their waste costs down once the Queensland Government implements their new State Waste Levy on 1 July.”

SDRC will assist businesses attending the workshop develop a plan to minimise the amount of waste they produce and provide networking opportunities for local businesses to share ideas about reducing waste.

If your business has gathered a bit of waste needing to go to the waste facility, Council recommends disposing of it well before 1 July to avoid paying the new State Waste Levy. Make sure to plan ahead and don’t leave it until the last week of June.

Spaces for the Waste Minimisation Workshop are limited so bookings are essential. For more information or to register your interest to attend, please contact SDRC’s Waste Education Team on (07) 3457 2400 or email

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