Towards Zero Waste Education Centre

The Towards Zero Waste Education Centre is a Brisbane City Council education initiative based at the Rochedale landfill site. The centre invites visitors from Brisbane schools and community groups wishing to learn about:

  • moving towards zero waste
  • waste minimisation practices, and
  • landfill operations.

The centre aims to develop an awareness of waste as an issue for sustainability. It highlights the issues of current consumption and disposal practices. The space encourages visitors to evaluate the environmental consequences of their behaviour. It also encourages the development of a sustainable future for Brisbane. The centre encourages visitors to 'rethink their rubbish' and begin their own journey Towards Zero Waste. Together, we can all make a difference.

Visits to the Towards Zero Waste Education Centre include a guided tour of the landfill. Council does not provide a bus for this tour. Your school or community group must organise a bus and ensure it is available for the duration of the excursion. Council does not permit private cars onsite. As the landfill is operational, visitors must comply with strict health and safety regulations. The centre allows up to 35 people to visit at one time.

Learning

During the visit you can learn about:

  • recycling organic waste
  • recycling household waste
  • waste and recycling collection services
  • Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) - what happens to your home and office recycling
  • landfill management and design
  • landfill gas capture
  • the waste hierarchy
  • working towards zero waste – waste as a resource not just a by-product
  • new approaches to waste management.

Bookings

The centre is open to schools and community groups from Monday to Friday by appointment only. To book a visit or for more information, email the education team or phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

Last updated:7 May 2019
Topics: waste