Main Content Anchor

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.

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.

Workshops 2020

Beginners Compost, Worm Farm and Bokashi Workshop

This workshop will introduce you to the many ways you can compost your food waste at home. Come and learn about each system, what materials can go in them, how to use the products and some basic troubleshooting tips. 

Date: Wednesday 22 January 2020
Time: 12pm to 2pm
Location: Central Ringwood Community Centre - Rosewarne Lane, Ringwood

Places are limited and bookings are essential. To book your place, please contact Council’s waste education provider EnviroCom on 9703 5288.

Food Waste Avoidance

Come along and learn some great tips on reducing food waste at home, meal planning, food storage tips and making food last, examples of meals using common foods that are wasted, smart cooking tips and kitchen tools for easy cooking. 

Date: Monday 17 February 2020
Time: 1pm to 2:30pm  
Location: Central Ringwood Community Centre - Rosewarne Lane, Ringwood

Places are limited and bookings are essential. To book your place, please contact Council’s waste education provider EnviroCom on 9703 5288.

Waste Minimisation 

Come along to this waste and recycling presentation to hear from Council’s Waste Education Officer about how you and your household can reduce your waste to landfill and improve your recycling. This presentation will cover the issues with waste, the waste hierarchy, what can/cannot be recycled in your blue-lidded bins and other Council and community waste services residents can access, including:

  • ideas for avoiding and minimising household waste
  • what happens to your household waste once Council collects it
  • how to better dispose of, use and re-use waste
  • recycling - what can/can’t go in the wheelie bin and what happens to it
  • composting options and resources for residents.

Date: Monday 9 March
Time: 10am to 11.30am 
Location: Maroondah Federation Estate - 32 Greenwood Drive, Ringwood 

Places are limited and bookings are essential. To book your place, please contact Council’s waste education provider EnviroCom on 9703 5288.

Further information

Resources

Sign up to our email notification list to keep up to date with upcoming workshops and events. 

19/01/2018
Back to top