Responsible Cafes

Responsible cafes

Hawkesbury City Council has partnered with the Hawkesbury Environmental Network (HEN) and the nationally recognised Responsible Cafes, who were featured on the ABC TV’s “War on Waste” series to deliver a program to reduce the use of disposable coffee cups from our local cafes.

The Problem

Over 3 billion disposable takeaway cups and lids are used in Australia every year, almost none of which are recycled. This represents a major waste gap with a significant carbon, water, paper, petroleum and chemical footprint. A great majority of disposable cups and lids end up landfilled or littered and can take thousands of years to break down in the environment, contributing to land and marine pollution and threatening wildlife.

The Solution

Council and HEN want to tackle this problem in the Hawkesbury with the support of local cafes and the Hawkesbury community. HEN has conducted the face-to-face engagement by visiting the cafes, explaining the project to café owners and providing the café with signage. The Responsible Cafes platform encourages cafes to provide a small discount to customers who bring a reusable cup and also to sell discounted reusable cups.

To date, HEN has visited a total of 70 cafes which includes all of the local cafes in Windsor, Richmond, North Richmond, Kurmond, Kurrajong and Glossodia. HEN reports they have received a very positive reaction from the cafes.

Responsible Cafes in the Hawkesbury

The Mayor of the Hawkesbury Clr Mary Lyons-Buckett met with local cafes who have registered with Responsible Cafes on Tuesday 27 March 2018 in Richmond to acknowledge their commitment to solving this waste and litter problem.

Local Responsible Cafes and HEN Volunteers meeting the Mayor of the Hawkesbury Clr Mary Lyons- Buckett

Local Responsible Cafes and HEN Volunteers meeting the Mayor of the Hawkesbury Clr Mary Lyons- Buckett.


  • Michel's Patisserie Richmond (Richmond Marketplace)
    78 March St, Richmond NSW 2753, Australia
    Discount: : $0.30
  • The Rail Cafe
    11/16 E Market St, Richmond NSW 2753, Australia
    Discount: : $0.30
  • Enjoy Cafe
    shop 2/304 Windsor St, Richmond NSW 2753, Australia
    Discount: : $0.50
  • Richmond Records Cafe
    161 Windsor St, Richmond NSW 2753, Australia
    Discount: : $0.50
  • Crazies cafe
    334 Windsor St, Richmond NSW 2753, Australia 
    Discount: : $0.50


  • George St Loft
    7/266B George St, Windsor NSW 2756
    Discount: : $0.50
  • Lime & Coconut Cafe
    250 George Street, Windsor NSW 2756 
    Discount: : $0.30
  • Australia's outback bakehouse
    Baker St & George St, Windsor NSW 2756, Australia
    Within a high-rise
    Discount: : $1.00
  • Spears Café
    300 George St, Windsor 
    Discount: $0.50
  • Bridge Café80 George St, WindsorDiscount $0.50

Around the Hawkesbury

  • North Richmond Bakehouse
    Shop 6, 35 Bells Line of Road, North Richmond, 
    Discount: : $0.20
  • Gloria Jean’s Coffees
    6-16 Riverview St, North Richmond 
    Discount: $0.50
  • Gloria Jean’s Coffees Drive Thru 72 Bells Line of Rd, North Richmond
    Discount: $0.50
  • Kravings Coffee Stop
    452 Bells Line of Road, Kurmond 
    Discount: : $0.50
  • Glossodia Takeaway
    Shop 2, 162 Golden Valley Dr Glossodia 
    Discount: : $0.50
  • Keen as Beans
    15 Glenara Rd, Kurrajong Heights
    Discount: $0.50
  • The Deli LaNa
    3/68 Old Bells Line of Rd, Kurrajong
    Discount $0.20

Or,  visit here for a full list of Responsible Cafes

Café Owners and Customers

If you are a café owner and interested in registering to be part of Responsible Café please visit or call Council’s Waste Education Officer on 4560 4566 for more information. If you are a customer why not ask your café if they have heard about Responsible Cafes and whether they would sign up.

Together we can Keep the Hawkesbury Sustainable.

This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.

Hawkesbury Environment Network Inc.NSW EPA

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