Annual Resource & Waste Expo February 2017

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Winners and Wrap Up for 2017 3 R's Resource and Waste Expo!

This year’s Resource and Waste Expo held on Saturday 25 February 2017 was a great success and Council wishes to thank the community and everyone who participated for their support. 

This annual event was first delivered to the Snowy River community 6 years ago and has grown every year since. The Expo provided fantastic exhibitions, performances and displays at the Jindabyne Memorial Hall and successful onsite facility tours in Cooma. The Expo saw record numbers through the door by 12noon.

There was a large emphasis in supporting the region's community groups at this year's 3 R's Expo. The CWA Jindabyne branch hosted a pop up café, the Jindabyne Op Shop had a stall while supporting the Snowy River Youth Group's swap meet, the Jindabyne Community Garden was there and many local exhibitors showcasing their innovative ideas on how to Reduce Reuse and Recycle.
Op shop and other stalls
edwina and RRR pirates at demo
There were many giveaways and prizes during the event from the exhibitors and Council competitions. 

Congratulations are extended to the following winners: -

Michelle Wolfenden

Michelle Wolfenden winner Recycling competition

Juha Turpeinen

Juha Turpeinen winner Coompost competition

Suzie Green

Suzie Green - Worm Farm winner
2XL Win a Tree Competition
Phillip Davis of Bombala won a large crab apple tree

“Coompost” Compost Guessing Competition – Jindabyne Memorial Hall
Juha Turpeinen guessed 52.1kg who was the closest to actual weight 53.5kg

“Coompost” Compost Guessing Competition – Cooma Landfill

Kate Spence guessed 66kg which was the actual weight 66kg

Complete Worm Farm including worms from Tumbleweed 
Suzie Green 

Recycling Challenge/Feedback Form Competition
Michelle Wolfenden received products from Tupperware, Straw Castle Beeswax Candles and Harmony Hort Succulent Gardens
Thank you!

Snowy Monaro Regional Council would also like to thank the following people/groups for their efforts and commitment to Council’s first combined Resource and Waste Expo: -
  • CWA Jindabyne Branch for their Pop up Café;
  • Jindabyne Op Shop;
  • Snowy River Youth Group;
  • Snowy River Woodturners;
  • RRR Pirates from Eaton Gorge Theatre Company;
  • Gilbert the Garbage Truck;
  • Tracey Snedden from EnviroMentors;
  • Mel McKendrick from Straw Castle Candles and Metal Works;
  • Sylvia Brown for her Dehydrated Foods and Veggies;
  • Samantha Marshall from Tumbleweed and Reln Garden;
  • Vernon Keighley from drumMUSTER;
  • Beverley Nicholls from ToxFree;
  • Deb Schubert from Burchalls Transport & Recycling;
  • Beck Knight and Sandra Withers from Tupperware
  • Robert Kogler from Solar Energy Options;
  • Ouchy Wirth from Harmony Hort Succulent Gardens.
  • Belinda Ingram from Norwex;
  • Doug Bailey from Remondis;
  • The Jindabyne Community Garden Committee;
  • Peter Beer LRC member for opening the this year’s Expo
  • Council’s dedicated staff with exhibits and the Resource and Waste Department who organised the event.
  • Burchalls Recycling Facility, Coompost Compost Farm in Cooma and their staff for hosting complimentary onsite tours during the event.
Toshi with LFHW cuttlery
Love Food Hate Waste Exhibit
Your generous support was greatly appreciated.
It was a terrific day and Council will be looking forward to holding this exciting community event again next year.
CWA pop up cafe
Kids outside Gilbert
Gilbert the Garbage Truck Show
Snowy River Swap Meet