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
  • 1 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.

Mindarie Regional Council

The Mindarie Regional Council (MRC) offers waste education programs for schools.

These programs are:

  • Linked to the curriculum
  • For Primary and Secondary students
  • Background information for staff and students
  • Activities
  • Work sheets
  • Puzzles
  • Games
  • A variety of audio visual and computer based materials.

Resource Recovery Facility

Excursions can be arranged to the Tamala Park landfill site and the new state of the art Resource Recovery Facility (RRF).
All of the waste from the City’s green lid bins is processed at the RRF and turned into market-quality compost.
A visit to the RRF Education Centre enables students to see firsthand what happens to their household rubbish.

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