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School and early learning waste education

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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.

Primary and Secondary School Incursions - 2023

Bookings for primary and secondary school incursions for Term 1 are now closed.

To stay up to date with future incursion opportunities please sign up to our waste education mailing list.

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If you have any additional queries, you can contact the Waste Education team at

All Maroondah based Early Learning Centres (ELCs) are eligible to receive a 1-on-1 workshop with Council’s Waste Education Officer to assist in improving their waste management practices.

For more information, please contact Council’s Waste Education Officer.

ELC Staff Development Program

Staff from 16 Early Learning Centre’s and Kindergartens within Maroondah recently participated in a three-week waste education staff development program.

The staff development program included three information sessions, with a different topic presented each week. Participating Centre’s were also provided with a suite of resources to assist them in reducing waste and improving recycling.


“It was very informative great support and communication via email. I learned a lot about recycling and composting” - EACH Child, East Ringwood

“The trouble shooting was great for the composting bins too, so we are now aware of what each of our composting bins are in need of” - North Ringwood Community Children’s Centre

“Learnt lots of new things, such great PD’s” - Pooh Bears House, Croydon North

If you would like to register your interest for future development program opportunities, please contact Council’s Waste Education Officer.

Download the program flyer:

ELC Program Flyer 2022

Further information and resources

Waste education brochures

School Waste Education Program brochure

School Waste Education Program brochure

Bin signage

Suitable for Maroondah Schools, ELCs and Kindergartens:

Bin signage - A4

Bin signage - 260 by 200

Waste event newsletter

You can also sign up to our waste event newsletter to find out about free upcoming seminars, workshops, competitions and events as well as information on educational presentations for schools and community groups. 

Sign up to our Waste Education newsletter

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