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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.

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)

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.

Council hosts a range of community waste and recycling webinars within the municipality each year.

Please keep an eye out for future webinars and workshops updated to this page, or sign up to our waste event email notification list for updates. 

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.  

Refresher Composting, Worm Farming and Bokashi

 Discover what composting, worm farming and Bokashi are all about with this refresher information session. Beginners are welcome as this will be an overview of some of the at home composting systems you can use. 

  • Wednesday 13 October 
  • 7pm to 8pm
  • Online via MS Teams

Register here

Composting at Home

Learn how to set up, maintain and use a compost bin at Home. Composting is a great way to reduce your waste, did you know, by weight, over 50% of your garbage bin is food and garden waste. All types of compost bins will be discussed including the very popular eco tumbler. 

  • Saturday 23 October
  • 10am to 11am 
  • Online via MS Teams

Register here

Worm Farming and Bokashi at Home

Learn how to set up, maintain and use a worm farm and Bokashi bucket. These systems are easy to set up and use and don’t require a lot of space. Join our 1-hour webinar to find out more.

  • Saturday 23 October
  • 11.30am to 12.30pm
  • Online via MS Teams 

Register here

Recycle Right in Maroondah

Celebrate National Recycling Week and learn about what you can do to reduce your waste at home. Come along and learn all about what can go in your bins, what happens to all your waste after it is picked up from the kerb and why we can’t recycle everything at home. 

  • Tuesday 9 November
  •  10.30am to 11.30am
  •  Online via MS Teams

Register here

Further information


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

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