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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

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.

Workshop   Workshop details

Waste minimisation workshop 
Follow the waste hierarchy and discover all the ways you can begin reducing waste at home.

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10am to 11.30am, Monday 16 March
Maroondah Federation Estate, 32 Greenwood Ave, Ringwood

Declutter your home workshop
Get organised, declutter and learn how to responsibly dispose of items

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6.30pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 1 April
Karralyka Mines Road, Ringwood East
Beginners compost, worm farm & bokashi bins
Learn how to set-up, maintain and use a compost bin, worm farm or Bokashi bin.

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10am to 12noon, Monday 20 April, 
Wyreena Community Arts Centre 13-23 Hull Road, Croydon
The science of composting
Discover the science behind composting and how to take your home composting to the next level!

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9am to 11am, Wednesday 6 May, 
Central Ringwood Community Centre Bedford Park Rosewarne Lane, Ringwood

Waste and recycling in Maroondah  
Learn more about Council’s waste and recycling services

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6.30pm to 8pm, Tuesday 16 June,  
Maroondah Federation Estate 32 Greenwood Ave, Ringwood

Further information


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