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Waste Education

Due to the impacts of COVID-19 many students are now learning from home.

We have provided access to our early years educational short video featuring Ollie, Wally and Ruby, the City’s three bins (on the right hand side of this page), as well as our guided flip chart that can be printed or viewed online.

There is also access to a Waste Activity booklet filled with puzzles and activities to learn about reducing and sorting waste correctly.

To access more free learning material on waste, recycling and organics for a variety of ages please visit www.coolaustralia.org

Schools

The City of Greater Bendigo offers free waste education sessions for primary and secondary schools throughout Greater Bendigo.

Waste management and avoidance is essential; teaching staff and students about the impacts of waste, where it ends up, how it is sorted and processed can have a major impact on the environment.

The sessions run for 35-45 minutes depending on the group size and can be booked for multiple classes over one (1) day and can even cater afterschool care times.

Prep and Grade 1 are approximately 25 minutes.

Sessions are tailored to accommodate group sizes and age ranges and include the following: Group games, activities, worksheets and presentations (secondary schools).

What’s covered in the session:

  • Sorting your waste properly
  • Tips for better recycling
  • Where does Greater Bendigo’s waste go
  • What individuals can do differently to reduce their waste

Maximum group sizes should be around 35 students (due to the learning material, the sessions are designed for 5yrs and up). 

Childcare and kindergartens

The City of Greater Bendigo has designed a resource kit for educators at childcare centres and kindergartens that will allow them to deliver an interactive and informative education session for children aged 3-5.

The resource kit includes a five minute video featuring Ollie, Wally and Ruby the City’s organics, waste and recycling bins and a number of other resources to assist in delivering the program.

*Please note only one education kit can be provided to each facility.

Community groups

The City of Greater Bendigo offers free waste education sessions for community groups throughout Greater Bendigo.

Waste management and avoidance is essential; teaching the community about the impacts of waste, where it ends up, how it is sorted and processed can have a major impact on the environment.

The sessions run for 45 minutes and allow for a question and answer session at the end.

Sessions can be tailored to address specific request from the host group, however a typical session covers the following:

  • Sorting your waste properly
  • Tips for better recycling
  • Where does Greater Bendigo’s waste go
  • What individuals can do differently to reduce their waste.

If you would like to book an education session or request an education kit, please contact the Resource Recovery and Education unit on 5434 6000 or email [email protected] 

Contact us

If you would like to book an education session or request an education kit, please contact the Resource Recovery and Education unit on 5434 6000 or email [email protected] 


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