A guide to starting a community recycling venture


Many contributions have been made to the content and development of this publication and as such it has grown into a resourceful tool, now available in support of innovative change that is sustainable at an environmental and social level to communities Australia wide.

ERS wish to express their gratitude to SVA Social Ventures Australia for their financial contribution and encouragement with producing this publication.

Guide to starting a communty recycling venture

Operating a Sustainable Community Recycling Enterprise


In 2007 “A Guide to Starting a Recycling Venture in your Community” was published with the aim of encouraging communities throughout Australia to establish similar enterprises to one operating in Eaglehawk, Victoria.
While there are over 70 sites around Australia operating community recycling/re-use enterprises there are still thousands of Australian jobseekers looking for work.



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