Learn how to transform trash into treasure

It’s time to breathe new life into something old and worn out.

It’s time to breathe new life into something old and worn out.

The Comox Strathcona waste management service hopes to inspire residents to turn trash into treasure. CSWM will have Gayle Bates, waste reduction educator, on-site at the compost education centre at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Bates will explore ways to reuse, recycle and remake broken furniture, accessories and toys, and turn them into something new and unique. She encourages people to use their imaginations rather than simply tossing things out and filling up valuable landfill space.

“Families can be motivated to look around the house for stuff that is shoved into a corner and to find practical and unique ways to repurpose it,” Bates said. “We are all looking for ways to save money and to get the most out of what we already have, so let others be inspired by sharing your ideas.”

Bates has worked to repurpose old furniture into plant stands, dishes into garden ornaments, and bicycle bars into bookends.

The centre is located at 4795 Headquarter Rd.

For more information on events and workshops, visit www.cswm.ca/syf.

—  Comox Strathcona waste management

Just Posted

Everybody Deserves A Smile back for its 15th year

Local students leading the charge of spreading Christmas cheer to the Valley’s most vulnerable

Comox Valley Operation Christmas Child shoebox drive entering final days

Deadline for donations is Saturday, November 17

2019 dog licenses now available for Comox Valley Regional District electoral area residents

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) requires all dogs over six months… Continue reading

Agreement signed to purchase, restore, manage Kus-kus-sum

A memorandum of understanding has been officially signed to purchase, restore and… Continue reading

Cumberland moves one step closer to single-use plastic ban

Council discussed a phased ban, starting with plastic bags and straws

VIDEO: People with diabetes meet their alert dogs

A diabetic alert dog is trained to detect low blood sugar in people who have Type 1 diabetes

2 B.C. men charged after allegedly stealing $1,400 worth of butter

The two men, ages 23 and 25, are facing charges of theft under $5,000, Coquitlam police said

Mid Island Farmers Institute discusses fleece at November meeting

Are you a lover of wool and local fibre? Interested in raising… Continue reading

Comox Valley Nature invites the public to learn about nature photography

Comox Valley Nature is hosting a public lecture on photography. Join Terry… Continue reading

Invasive fire ants join the tourist swarms at Hawaii Volcano National Park

Invasive species found at popular tourist destination

Ten-year sentence for man convicted of B.C. belt-strangling death

Shayne McGenn guilty of manslaughter in 2016 death of David Delaney, 63

Roy Clark, country singer, ‘Hee Haw’ star, has died

Guitar virtuoso died because of complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Okla. He was 85.

Lack of funding, culture on campus biggest barriers for Indigenous students: report

Report based on nearly 300 responses found lack of support at post-secondary schools a big concern

Tinder sex assault suspect charged; additional alleged victims sought

Vincent Noseworthy of Alberta is accused of aggravated sexual assault, unlawful confinement and more

Most Read