Waste education

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover

There are three main waste education opportunities for schools which are curriculum aligned and delivered by professional educators. Schools may access any one, or all three of the following programs:

The WastED Time program offered by the City is:

  • Free and presented by an experienced educator
  • One hour in duration
  • Adaptable for any age group from pre-school to Year 6
  • Suitable for groups of up to 35 students.

Student outcomes

Linked to geography and science content descriptors and the sustainability cross curriculum priority in the Australian Curriculum.

Key components covered include:

  • The importance of waste minimisation
  • What it means to: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover
  • What happens to recyclables once collected
  • The importance of protecting the environment through changes in our everyday activities.

Resource Recovery Facility

Excursions can be arranged to the state of the art Resource Recovery Facility (RRF).
A visit to the RRF Education Centre enables students to see first hand what happens to their household rubbish.

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