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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.

Community education

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

Online workshops

Online workshops are now available, see details below for dates and times of online workshops and how to book. Please keep an eye out for future workshops updated on this page.  

Online workshop schedule

Workshop Date Time 

Worm farming and Bokashi at home
Learn how to set up, maintain and use a worm farm or Bokashi bin.

Register online

Thursday 4 June 2020  6:50pm login for 7pm to 8pm

DIY tote bag workshop
Learn how to make your own no sew tote bag with only a t-shirt and scissors and what you can do to reduce your clothing waste. 

Register online

Thursday 18 June 2020  6:50pm login for 7pm to 8pm 

Registration is essential so please book online or call 9703 5288. Please login early so we can make sure you are connected to the workshop.

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

Further information


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