Saturday 27 November 2021 from 11am to 3pm
Span Community House is a dynamic hub of community support, adult learning and sustainability in the heart of Thornbury.
Public transport to the event
Parking near the venue
Free upcycling workshops – make a bee bath from rescued, preloved items
DHRH member Kelly Armati from Shiner Creative Workshops will guide participants to each construct and paint a bee bath using discarded table legs and plastic, pot-plant saucers donated and/or rescued from hard rubbish. Each participant will complete a bee bath during the workshop to take home at the conclusion of the event. All materials will be provided. Aprons will be supplied. The workshop is not suitable for under 16s. More pictures at https://www.instagram.com/p/CREDevVBri9/
Workshops will run at 12pm and 2pm, for one hour, and are limited to six participants per workshop.
A COVID-safe event. Participants will be required to scan in via QR code and masks may need to be worn while inside the market and during the workshop. Current Victoria State Government requirements will be displayed on the day.
Charity and recycling collection boxes
We invite you to bring along your donations of the following items.
Batteries, pens, markers, ink & toner cartridges
These will be taken to Officeworks by one of our members.
Domestic single use or rechargeable batteries in the following sizes:
Empty ink & toner cartridges
Empty pens and markers
CDs and DVDs
Blister packs - used/empty blister packs
These will be sent to one of the few organisations recycling these items. These can't go in Darebin recycling bins.
Board game pieces and incomplete boards games
One of our members will create complete sets, which will then be given away and/or taken to op shops.
Egg cartons - clean and intact
12-egg cartons will be taken to Helping Hands Preston who purchase eggs that are irregular shaped and not good enough for supermarkets and pack and sell them. 6-egg cartons will be given to social enterprise cafe Moon Rabbit Cafe in Preston
Jars - clean, glass jars with metal lids
Mobile phones - old (prefer still working) and accessories – don't have to be smart phones
Domestic Violence Safe Phone (DVS) will receive all phones and accessories donated. The mobile phone is something that many of us take for granted, but it can be a lifesaver for victims of domestic violence. DVS is an initiative that specialises in erasing, testing and distributing old mobile phones to people who may be in need of them to keep safe.
Pet rescue items
Old, clean towels and pet carriers will be accepted to be distributed to pounds and rescue groups.
Plastic bottle tops
Rinsed please :) Plastic bottles tops from plastic milks and tetra packs will be collected to be shredded at a local collection point, for later use in sustainable building products.
Plastic cards - old credit cards, loyalty cards, used gift cards etc
Old, used and no-longer-used plastic cards will be used to make guitar picks (plectrums) at Span.
Plastic containers - unmatched tops and bottoms (clean, no cracks, splits) - not takeaway containers
Will be re-matched by The Useful Box: Tubs Project and sent back out into the world!
Waste for art
Local artist and market stall holder Dan Plasto, will collect donations of used and unwanted cigarette lighters, make up bits and pieces, old textas, pens, pencils, and paintbrushes, rusty keys etc to be used in his artworks.