Get creative in 'making art from rubbish' workshop

An upcycled lamp. Photos: supplied by Yass Valley Council

An upcycled lamp. Photos: supplied by Yass Valley Council

Yass Valley Council is holding a 'making art from rubbish' workshop to help people get creative about sending less waste to landfill.

The workshop will be held at Trader & Co, Yass on Sunday, October 27 and is designed to encourage residents to think about the resource value of items that they might be consigning to the general waste bin or waste transfer station.

Four artists from YASSarts will be on hand to help participants create beautiful and functional items from waste products, such as textiles and plastic chook feed bags.

On the day, participants can create lampshades from paint cans or wire and plastic animal feed bags, or crochet bags from old wool and rag rugs from old textiles.

Participants can also start a number of projects to take home and finish, or work on one or two projects to completion.

The cost of the workshop is $25 per person and covers the class, tools and materials, morning tea, lunch and a coffee, tea or drink of your choice.

Places for this workshop are limited, visit to secure your spot.

The average Australian produces around 2.1 kilograms of rubbish every single day and Australia is one of the worst rubbish producers in the developed world.

This workshop is part of Yass Valley Council's commitment to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

The workshop is part of a series which comprise of the Hands On for Less Waste Project, made possible due to a $20,000 Environmental Education grant from the NSW Environmental Trust.