Reducing waste in schools

Use this page to link to information about Brisbane City Council waste education programs, teacher resources, bin options and school recycling, and Council's helpful guide to reducing waste in schools.

Waste management 

Guide to reducing waste in schools

School bin options and recycling service

Waste education

Waste Smart Kindy

Suitable for: Kindergartens and early learning centres

The program encourages early learning centres or services to make changes to increase resource recovery and decrease the amount of waste being sent to landfill.

Towards Zero Waste Education Centre

Suitable for: Years 4, 5, 6

Schools can book visits to the Towards Zero Waste Centre at Brisbane Landfill in Rochedale to see where waste goes after it is collected and to learn more about recycling.

Tangalooma EcoMarines

Suitable for: primary and secondary schools

Council sponsors Tangalooma EcoMarines to support Brisbane schools and inspire and empower students to create change. This program is open to both primary and high schools.

School classroom program (environment centres) - waste

Suitable for: Years 4, 5, 6

Council's environment centres offer two classroom sessions to teach upper primary school students about waste minimisation and management to facilitate behaviour change.

Teacher resources

Preventing food waste from school lunchboxes

Share this blog with your school community to help parents and carers develop a food waste prevention routine when preparing school lunchboxes.

Find more school programs and resources

Council is growing your Brisbane lifestyle with a diverse range of learning programs, educational experiences and support for students, teachers and schools. See our schools programs and resources page.

More information

For more information email the Waste Education team or phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

Last updated: 14 June 2022
Topics: school

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