Sustainability at home

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We can all become more sustainable at home by making simple changes in our daily behaviour. Here you can find information on saving water and energy, links to relevant local groups and guides for efficient resource use.

Saving water

Maximise water efficiency and reduce wastage by installing some of the many water saving devices available or find out more about rebates and service, go to how to be water wise.

Reducing energy use

From turning off power sources when not in use, installing energy saving products, and seeking practical advice on energy bills and renewable suppliers, there are many ways that you can reduce your energy use and save money.  

Resources to help homeowners and renters save on their energy bills include:

Reducing waste

There are many ways we can reduce the amount of waste our households produce, including composting instead of sending organic waste to landfill and recycling and reusing items instead of throwing them out.

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Upcycling and second-hand items

We can minimise waste while contributing to our community by donating items we no longer use and buying items second-hand. Find a local St. Vincent De PaulSalvation Army or Uniting Care Bendigo opportunity shop.

Contact us

For more information about environment and sustainability please contact us on 03 5434 6000.



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