Waste Education Program
Waste education is a key component of the waste management structure in the region. The education program aims to minimise domestic waste generation, improve recycling efficiencies and improve the community's awareness of Council's waste management services. The program caters for school and community education through a range of initiatives. These initiatives include:
- Teacher development
- Class resources
- Links to websites
- Facts sheets for students
- Waste education contact
- Community education events
Living Green workshops
In conjunction with Free Tree events, Council will be running free Living Green workshops to provide information on composting, worm farms and planting and maintaining native trees on small to large properties. No bookings are required for the workshop sessions, dates soon to be advised.
'Providing the Links' is a waste education resource adapted specifically for our local schools. It allows teachers to develop units of work based on waste issues and includes activity sheets, background information and fact sheets on waste management in the region. 'Providing the Links' is in your school's library now.
External Websites for more information
Dept of Environment & Heritage Protection - State Government Department
Clean-Up Australia - National action campaign to reduce litter and its impacts
Planet Ark - National environmental lobby group