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At Resource Recovery Australia we run a range of community workshops to engage with the local communities we work in. 

The Tinkerage- Dunmore Recycling & Waste Disposal Depot

The Tinkerage is a community repair, upcycle and reuse space based at the Dunmore Recycling and Waste Disposal Depot, Revolve Shop ran in partnership with Shellharbour City Council. Workshops are facilitated each month including open to the public ‘drop in days’ every Friday.   Find a list of our upcoming workshops here, plus to keep in the loop make sure to follow the Tinkerage Instagram page.

All workshop bookings are through Shellharbour City Council Waste Services and are FREE to residents living within the Shellharbour Council Area, otherwise a $40 fee applies.

The Green-Tuncurry Community Recycling Centre

The Green is located at our Tuncurry Community Recycling Centre site, home of the Green Community Garden, Green Bikes and the Green Shop. The Green Community Garden is open most Wednesday’s where everyone is welcome to visit and explore. We offer fantastic Upcycling and Composting Workshops in partnership with Midwaste Regional Waste Forum and Mid-Coast Council. Be sure to follow the Midwaste facebook page for the latest workshops!

The Green Bikes Program involves a group of volunteer mentors who love all things biking. Volunteers teach young people from local schools and community programs how to restore and repair bikes. To find out more and get involved, contact us.

The Wallis Lakes Men’s Shed also operates from the Tuncurry site from 8.30-12.30 Monday to Friday. Be sure to drop in and see their incredible handmade pieces from recycled timber, or to sign up!.

Our workshops bring people together from across the community to turn trash into treasure, developing their creative capacity as well as doing a great service to the environment. To find out more about our upcoming workshops, follow  Resource Recovery Australia MidCoast on Facebook


In 2017, The Green Bikes program received the NSW Keep Australia Beautiful Blue Star Sustainability Award, Community Environment Achievement Category.

We also offer volunteering opportunities at the Tinkerage and The Green (including the Community Garden, Men’s Shed and Green Bikes Program). To find out more, please contact us.

The Tuncurry Community Recycling Centre participates in the Community Service Order (CSO) Offenders program, co-ordinated by the NSW Department of Corrective Services; and we are an approved sponsor organisation for Work Development Orders with NSW State Debt Recovery.

If you are eligible for either of these programs and would like to spend some time with us, please get in touch for more info.

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