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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, online webinars, 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 both online and in person. 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 Centres

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 webinars within the municipality each year. Webinar places are limited and bookings are essential.

Online webinars

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

Workshop  Details  Date Time  Location 

Online Waste Free Cooking Class

Learn how to make a no waste recipe while also learning about the benefits of reducing your food waste.7pm to 8pm

This session is now complete

Wednesday 20 January 7pm to 8pm  Online webinar

Digestion composting

Digesters like bokashi buckets and green cones are another way of composting but not as you know it. Join us and learn how these systems can help reduce your food waste at home. 

This session is now complete

Wednesday 17 February  7pm to 8pm   Online webinar.

Modern Mending 

Professional mender Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald will show examples of her work and inspire you to fall back in love with your worn-out clothes and give them another life. 

This session is now complete

Wednesday 3 March  7pm to 8pm   Online webinar.

Beginners Composting, Worm Farming and Bokashi

Discover what composting, worm farming and bokashi are all about with this hands-on information session and demonstration.

This session is now complete
Saturday 27 March  10am to 11am  Online webinar.

Reusable Nappies 101

Find out everything you need to know about reusable or cloth nappies. The team at Darlings Downunder will remove the myths, outline the benefits and advise on how to use cloth nappies successfully.  

Book online

Thursday 22 April  6.30pm to 8pm  Online webinar.

Beginners Composting, Worm Farming and Bokashi 

During International Compost Awareness Week, come along and learn how to set up, maintain and use a compost bin, worm farm and bokashi bucket at home. 

Book online

Wednesday 5 May  10am to 11am  Online webinar.

Advanced Composting

Join our expert Ellen Regos from Cultivating Communities for our advanced composting session. 

Book online

Saturday 8 May  10am to 11am  Online webinar.

Zero Waste

Find out about the issues of being wasteful and how ­­you can reduce the amount of waste in your home. 

Book online

Saturday 5 June  10.30am to 11.30am  Online webinar.

Registration is essential so please book online or call 9703 5288. For online webinars, 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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