From WasteBuster training to getting expert help repairing broken electricals, there's a range of events in Essex to help you reduce waste.

Upcycling and repair workshop - Colchester 27 June

Tuesday 27 June 2017 (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Man mending an electrical item with a screw driver
Come and enjoy three great upcycling and repair workshops at FIRSTSITE 15 in Colchester between 11am and 2pm on Tuesday 27 June.

Tendring Show - 8 July

Saturday 8 July 2017 (8:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Three members of the waste team holding leaflets at a local event
Come along and meet the Tending Council waste and recycling team between 8am and 6pm on Saturday 8 July.

Cressing food and drink festival

Saturday 15 July 2017 to Sunday 16 July 2017)
Recycle for Essex Stand at Cressing food and drink festival, lots of colourful leaflets and a compost bin display
The popular annual Cressing food and drink festival is packed full of exhibitions and stalls ranging from artisan food and drink producers, children's cookery lessons and food courts with some great live music.

Compost giveaways - Castle Point 26 August

Saturday 26 August 2017 (8:30 AM - 1:00 PM)
Wheelbarrow full of plants and flowers in a garden with a small greenhouse in the background.
Get free compost & composting advice from the Recycle for Essex team. Whether you are a keen gardener or just getting started;
come along and collect some free compost created from household kerbside garden waste collections.