Teaching waste minimisation, recycling and litter prevention is now easier with Council’s free online lesson plans and fact sheets.
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 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: primary and secondary schools (Years 4 to 12)
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.
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: prep to year 6
Council's environment centres offer two classroom sessions to teach lower and upper primary school students about waste minimisation and management to facilitate behaviour change.
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.
For more information email the Waste Education team or phone Council on 07 3403 8888.