Managing waste wisely

School Program

School Waste Education Days

Looking for a high energy, interactive waste prevention program filled with age-appropriate activities for kids in Years 1-6? Look no further than WMRC’s award-winning School Waste Education Days!

How does it work?

The aim is to teach the top five G.R.E.A.T. behaviours of Gifting, Recycling, Earthcycling, Avoiding, and Taking, encouraging students to do better than landfill and get waste in the right place. Designed to run the length of a school day, targeting a year group per period, students are divided into small groups and rotated through a suite of activity stations. Open to primary schools located in our Member Councils.

Waste Sorted Award winner 2022
2022 Waste Sorted Award Winner. Local Government Category. Won in collaboration with Resource Recovery Group Recycle Right.

Who are the GREAT games for?

Originally created for Primary School aged students, Years 1-6, the GREAT Games can be adapted for use with secondary schools and adults. The games can also be hired for special community events held within our Member Councils. Find out more on our Low Waste Equipment Hire page here

How does it feel to win the 2022 Waste Sorted Award – Local Government Category?

Click the image below to listen to Laura’s interview on Sonshine FM about the GREAT Games and the Waste Sorted Awards.

WMRC school waste activity days are a great way to help school kids learn about waste

Do staff and students find it beneficial?

“It was thoroughly enjoyed by all! Everyone, including staff have been regaling the things they have learnt today. Plus, they have been complimenting me on a job well done – it’s you who did all the hard yakka!” -Teacher, Mosman Park Primary School-

To make a booking enquiry please complete this form, or if you’ve further questions call us 08 9384 6711.

Want more ways to be a waste wise school?

Click on our How to Reduce Waste at School page.