For several years, we have been working to enhance and improve the sustainability of the Addison Road Community Centre in different ways.

Net zero

The solar panels we installed across the entire north-facing roof of our Food Pantry and office building in late 2017, saves 16 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year. Funding came through a community solar partnership with Powershop and Get Up!. In early 2022 we installed solar panels on our Gumbramorra Hall to power a new kitchen in the Hall.

170 trees at Addi Road

We care for and maintain 170 trees at Addi Road. These trees provide habitat for birds, insects and animals, along with shade, water retention and reduce urban heat.

Reducing waste

We contract a full waste-recovery service to sort and recycle the mixed waste that goes into the bins at our community centre every day. Our Return & Earn ‘reverse-vending machine’ increases recycling, reduces litter and is a community fundraiser with a 10c refund paid for each container.

For several years, we have been working to enhance and improve the sustainability of the Addison Road Community Centre in different ways.

Net zero

The solar panels we installed across the entire north-facing roof of our Food Pantry and office building in late 2017, saves 16 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year. Funding came through a community solar partnership with Powershop and Get Up!. In early 2022 we installed solar panels on our Gumbramorra Hall to power a new kitchen in the Hall.

170 trees at Addi Road

We care for and maintain 170 trees at Addi Road. These trees provide habitat for birds, insects and animals, along with shade, water retention and reduce urban heat.

Reducing waste

We contract a full waste-recovery service to sort and recycle the mixed waste that goes into the bins at our community centre every day. Our Return & Earn ‘reverse-vending machine’ increases recycling, reduces litter and is a community fundraiser with a 10c refund paid for each container.

Launched in 2017 as one of our Sustainability programs, we initiated the introduction of a Return & Earn container deposit station here at our community centre. It is the busiest Return & Earn in the southern hemisphere! 

Open seven days a week, 7am to 9pm 

Recycle cans, plastic bottles and glass bottles. Find out more about what can and cannot be recycled on the Tomra website.

Refund or donate

Every bottle, can or glass recycled is eligible for a small refund or donation to a listed charity, including us here at Addi Road.

Find out more                                                                    

Launched in 2017 as one of our Sustainability programs, we initiated the introduction of a Return & Earn container deposit station here at our community centre. It is the busiest Return & Earn in the southern hemisphere! 

Open seven days a week, 7am to 9pm 

Recycle cans, plastic bottles and glass bottles. Find out more about what can and cannot be recycled on the Tomra website.

Refund or donate

Every bottle, can or glass recycled is eligible for a small refund or donation to a listed charity, including us here at Addi Road.

Rescuing food, fighting hunger

The right to good food is human right

Local families are going hungry as tonnes of perfectly good food is being thrown out.

Our War on Waste (WOW) Food Inner West campaign is about fighting food waste in the Inner West and making healthy food more accessible to people experiencing food insecurity. We are diverting 8 tonnes of good food each week from going to landfill.

What food can you, or a business, donate?

We accept fruit & vegetables, unopened packaged foods, household items, this includes: products close to ‘best before’ or ‘use by’ dates, excess and slow-moving stock or deleted lines, products incorrectly labelled, products with damaged packaging and sample produce are all accepted.

> See full list

Find out more                                                                    

Rescuing food, fighting hunger

The right to good food is human right

Local families are going hungry as tonnes of perfectly good food is being thrown out.

Our War on Waste (WOW) Food Inner West campaign is about fighting food waste in the Inner West and making healthy food more accessible to people experiencing food insecurity. We are diverting 8 tonnes of good food each week from going to landfill.

What food can you, or a business, donate?

We accept fruit & vegetables, unopened packaged foods, household items, this includes: products close to ‘best before’ or ‘use by’ dates, excess and slow-moving stock or deleted lines, products incorrectly labelled, products with damaged packaging and sample produce are all accepted.

> See full list

Addi Road established an Urban Habitat program in 2013 to foster wildlife habitat in our urban environment and enhance the benefits of green space at our Centre. The program is based around our Urban Habitat Tree which provides a safe haven and home to threatened bird species in the area.

We led the first wildlife monitoring program of its kind in NSW to evaluate the effectiveness of Urban Habitat Trees. We set up motion-activated cameras and microbat detectors. Citizen scientists recorded wildlife activity and fed data into the Hollows As Home study, run by the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Find out more                                                                    

Addi Road established an Urban Habitat program in 2013 to foster wildlife habitat in our urban environment and enhance the benefits of green space at our Centre. The program is based around our Urban Habitat Tree which provides a safe haven and home to threatened bird species in the area.

We led the first wildlife monitoring program of its kind in NSW to evaluate the effectiveness of Urban Habitat Trees. We set up motion-activated cameras and microbat detectors. Citizen scientists recorded wildlife activity and fed data into the Hollows As Home study, run by the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

How can we make a greener, cooler, cleaner, happier and healthier city?

The success of our Urban Habitat Tree started a conversation with our arborist that grew to a conference we initaited and hosted in 2018: Rethinking the Urban Forest.

Our conference brought together researchers, practitioners, planners, activists, policy-makers and politicians to discuss and provide a road map for growing the role of the urban forest in metropolitan Sydney and addressed the political, legal, bureaucratic and cultural barriers. 

Find out more                                                                    

How can we make a greener, cooler, cleaner, happier and healthier city?

The success of our Urban Habitat Tree started a conversation with our arborist that grew to a conference we initaited and hosted in 2018: Rethinking the Urban Forest.

Our conference brought together researchers, practitioners, planners, activists, policy-makers and politicians to discuss and provide a road map for growing the role of the urban forest in metropolitan Sydney and addressed the political, legal, bureaucratic and cultural barriers. 

Addi Road hosts thriving community gardens, nurseries and composting facilities across our nine acre site as part of our commitment to sustainability.

The Addi Road Community Garden is run by volunteers and provides a space to grow food locally and build community amongst interested residents all at once – if you’ve got even the slightest green thumb you’re welcome to come along and get involved. Go to their website to find out more.

Addi Road also collaborates with local organisation HoboGro which provides education on composting, fertilizing and waste reduction to locals and students across the Inner West.

Find out more                                                                    

Addi Road hosts thriving community gardens, nurseries and composting facilities across our nine acre site as part of our commitment to sustainability.

The Addi Road Community Garden is run by volunteers and provides a space to grow food locally and build community amongst interested residents all at once – if you’ve got even the slightest green thumb you’re welcome to come along and get involved. To find out more check out the website here. 

Addi Road also collaborates with local organisation HoboGro which provides education on composting, fertilizing and waste reduction to locals and students across the Inner West.