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School and community waste education

Recycling

Council offers a range of free waste education initiatives including waste minimisation and recycling workshops, composting workshops, waste and recycling competitions, and educational presentations for schools and community groups.

School waste education

Council provides a range of free waste education programs for primary and secondary schools within Maroondah. Each session engages students on the issues of waste and the impacts landfills have on our environment. Students will identify the importance of reducing waste by recycling and composting and learn about how to reduce the amount of waste we produce on a daily basis.

Topics delivered include:

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • worms and compost
  • litter in our environment
  • rubbish free lunches
  • waste-wise shopping.

If you would like to arrange a waste education incursion for your class, please contact Council’s Waste Education Officer

Waste education brochures

School Waste Education Program brochure  (pdf, 883KB)

School Waste Education Program brochure  (docx, 16KB)

Early Learning Centers

All Maroondah based Early Learning Centres (ELCs) who have not previously attended an ELC PD workshop (conducted from 2014 - 2016) are eligible to receive a 1-on-1 workshop with Council’s Waste Education Officer to assist in improving their waste management practices. The centre will also receive an ELC waste education kit and support resources.

For more information, please contact Council’s Waste Education Officer.

Further resources

Community education

Maroondah City Council hosts a range of community waste and recycling workshops within the municipality each year. Workshop places are limited and booking is essential.

For more information or to register for a workshop, please contact Council’s waste education provider, EnviroCom, on 9703 5288.

Advanced Home Composting Workshop

Saturday 1 December 2018
10am – 12pm
Glen Park Community Centre – 40 Glen Park Road, Bayswater North

Is composting your passion? Then this advanced home composting workshop is for you. You will find out about the science of composting, learn some great tips for recycling all your household food and organic waste into compost for your garden and see a compost system in action. So bring along all your composting questions so that we can troubleshoot any problems you may be having and help guide you on your composting journey.

To make a booking for the workshop, phone 9703 5288.

Declutter & Simplify Life without costing the earth- The 10R’s™

Thursday 21 February 2019
6.30pm – 8pm
Maroondah Federation Estate, Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood 

Join our fun, interactive workshop run by EcoOrganiser Tanya Lewis and learn:

  • how to identify your clutter
  • how easy it is to de clutter
  • how to eco organise
  • how to refuse clutter
  • how to identify treasures
  • how to let go of clutter
  • how to sort, organise every room in your house, without costing the Earth
  • how to reduce clutter and divert waste from landfill
  • how to maintain a clutter free space so you can live the life you want. 

You will leave with a better understanding of what your clutter is and how to responsibly dispose of unwanted stuff. Come along and discover how easy it is to reduce, reuse, recycle and reward yourself with a simpler life.

To make a booking for the workshop, phone 9703 5288.

Advanced Home Composting Workshop

Wednesday 20 March 2019
10am – 12pm
Central Ringwood Community Centre, Rosewarne Lane, Ringwood

Is composting your passion? Then this advanced home composting workshop is for you. You will find out about the science of composting, learn some great tips for recycling all your household food and organic waste into compost for your garden and see a compost system in action. So bring along all your composting questions so that we can troubleshoot any problems you may be having and help guide you on your composting journey.

All participants will receive a free home kitchen caddy to help with collecting kitchen food waste. 

To make a booking for the workshop, phone 9703 5288. 

Beginners Compost, Worm Farm and Bokashi Workshops

Wednesday 24 April 2019
10am – 12pm
Central Ringwood Community Centre, Rosewarne Lane, Ringwood

Saturday 11 May 2019
10.30am-12pm
Ringwood Community Garden, 74 Selkirk Avenue, Wantirna

To celebrate International Composting Awareness Week, we are hosting two beginner compost, worm farm and Bokashi workshops.

By starting one of these organic recycling systems at home, you can reduce the amount of waste in your household garbage bin by 50%. This free workshop will provide you with all the information you need to set up and maintain each of these systems at home.

Come along and learn how to turn your waste into a valuable resource for your garden!

All participants will receive a free home kitchen caddy to help with collecting kitchen food waste.

Aspects of these workshops will be held outdoors, please dress for the weather.

To make a booking for the workshop, phone 9703 5288. 

Further information

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19/01/2018
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