Recycle & Re-use

Books and jigsaws Check out our ever changing collection of preloved books. Swap or donate out of hours using the ‘Little Library’ in our front yard, the ‘Little Library for Children’ in the rear entrance, or visit during office hours to see the full collection. Ask us for jigsaws.


Reduce waste

You can drop off household batteries, light globes, corks, mobile phones, and small e-waste (keyboards, mouse etc), toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes, dental floss containers, soft plastics and X-rays. Please note: goods need to be dropped off during office hours, as our recycle area is inside. Please do not leave goods at the front door.


Composting and Worm Farm

Drop by and see what we are doing and how you can be involved Garden Group Come and learn about gardening by helping to look after our wicking beds, vegetables, fruit trees, worm farms, and compost.

Thursdays 9.30am - 10.30am Free


Repair and Share

Learn and share skills while recycling and reducing both waste and household expense. Bring your broken items to repair with the help of skilled volunteers.

Last Monday of each month 1pm - 4pm Free



Share your excess produce. We also have herbs and veggies from our garden that we are happy to share with our neighbours.


Rescued food

Second Bite redistributes surplus fresh food that is donated by farmers, wholesalers, markets, supermarkets, caterers and events. Drop by for fresh, nutritious food, completely free of charge.




Sustainable Neighbourhood House Tour

Learn about the sustainable retrofits that have helped turn Holden St Neighbourhood House into a more comfortable, eco-friendly house with lower energy bills. The building has been upgraded with solar panels, efficient lighting, tubular skylights, window treatments, internal and external blinds, draught proofing, insulation and water tanks. Originally a suburban house, there is much that you can apply to your own home. Energy experts will be on hand to provide further advice

Available on request. Please see page 21 for February date.