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School and community waste education


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.

Sustainable Parenting: Top tips from a zero waste family

Thursday 8 August 2019
Maroondah Federation Estate, 32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood

Concerned about your growing family's impact on the planet? Learn how to reduce your family waste and plastic use with handy tips and tricks from zero waste author and blogger, Erin Rhoads. Erin will cover everything from nappies, toys, pregnancy, play, feeding and bath time.

This is a child friendly event. To book, please phone 9703 5288. 

Declutter workshop 

Thursday 5 September 2019
Realm, Eastland 

Learn how to ethically declutter and turn clutter into opportunities by attending this free workshop run by eco-organiser and declutter expert, Tanya Lewis. This fun and interactive workshop will give you tips on how to reduce, reuse, recycle and reward yourself with a simpler life – and save money by turning your clutter into opportunities.

To book, please phone 9703 5288. 

Further information

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