Free school holiday fun day offers learning and play

Wednesday, 11 April

Lismore City Council’s fourth annual Upcycle Your Holidays event is coming up on Tuesday, 24 April with free fun during the school holidays.

Visitors will be able to explore, create and build in a series of fun activities while learning more about recycling and our local native plants and animals.

“This is a wonderful free family event for all ages,” Environmental Strategies Officer Barbara Jensen said.

“We are very proud of our recycling facility and the many ways we recycle our community’s waste, from glass and organics to polystyrene and old household items.

"People who visit us here and take our tours are always blown away at what we show them, from the solar panels that generate electricity and run the electric pool car to the phytocap over our old landfill, which is growing habitat and acting as a carbon sink. Visitors are always surprised at what they learn and how complex and interesting recycling can be.”

Upcycle Your Holidays is a great outdoor event with fun activities for young and old.

  • Tour our amazing recycling facility
  • Operate a garbage truck
  • Meet our stingless bees
  • Make a beeswax wrap
  • Have fun and learn about water with our Catchment Model
  • Get to know more about koalas
  • Build a cubby
  • Investigate the native plants and gardens

The Lismore Revolve Shop will also be open for second-hand treasure hunting, and bags of $5 compost are now available for home gardeners.

Please bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of drinking water. You may also like to bring a picnic to have in the botanic gardens as you watch out for a koala.

Upcycle Your Holidays runs from 9.30am to 1.30pm at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre on Wyrallah Road, and all children must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

Entry is free for all ages.

Image: Tours of Council's state-of-the-art recycling facility will be available during the free Upcycle Your Holidays event on 24 April.

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