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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.

Beginners Compost, Worm Farm and Bokashi Workshops


  • Wednesday 22 May 2019
    Central Ringwood Community Centre, Rosewarne Lane, Ringwood
  • Tuesday 11 June 2019
    Realm, Eastland, Ringwood
  • Thursday 4 July 2019
    Realm, Eastland, Ringwood 

About the 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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