East Gippsland Shire Council is committed to actively encouraging, promoting and supporting best practice waste management.
Mayor's Poster Challenge
The Mayor's Poster Challenge is for young people across East Gippsland to design a poster promoting recycling and good waste management practices.
This challenge is an opportunity for young people to come together and expand, explore and express their awareness of waste and recycling issues creatively.
Winners, runner ups and schools have the opportunity to win great eco themed prizes.
There will be four age groups for the challenge, 5-7 years, 8-10 years, 11-13 years, 14-18+ years, with a prize awarded to both the winner and the runner up in each age group.
For budding graphic designers or visual artists, this would be a great piece for your portfolio.
All entries must be submitted to the closest Council office by 5pm Monday the 30th of May 2016.
Mayor's Poster Challenge Entry Form and Conditions of Entry
Primary School and Early Years Education
East Gippsland Shire Council offers waste education to schools and students in East Gippsland to promote waste minimisation, recycling and sustainability.
The Waste Education Officer can visit schools, childcare facilities and educational organisations to deliver activity based sessions on topics relating to waste minimisation and recycling. Sessions can be adapted to suit the learner group and curriculum requirements.
Sessions will be interactive, fun and flexible, and a great opportunity to learn more about waste and recycling. Each session will run for 40-50 minutes but can be as short as 20-30 minute talk, depending on your needs.
Guided excursions at our landfills, transfer stations or Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) can be arranged, but advanced booking is essential.
We offer residents and community groups opportunity to access waste education through planned events and presentations. Community groups can also book waste education talks on request.
To book an educational visit or a guided excursion, contact the Waste Education Officer on 1300 555 886 or 03 5153 5900, or by email see Contact Council .
Planet Ark's National Recycling Week 2016
National Recycling Week is run by Planet Ark, and is the annual opportunity for councils, workplaces, schools and individuals to brush up on their knowledge and become more successful recyclers. National Recycling Week runs every year in the second week of November.
This year National Recycling Week dates are Monday the 7th of November to Sunday 13th of November 2016.
You can check out Planet Ark's National Recycling Week Report 2015 here .
Check out our easy-to-read fact sheets for detailed information on waste and recycling in East Gippsland.
Composting and Organic Waste Fact Sheet 2016
Recycling Myths Fact Sheet 2016
Waste and Recycling Fact Sheet July 2015
Waste Fact Sheet May 2015