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Waste Education

East Gippsland Shire Council is committed to actively encouraging, promoting and supporting best practice waste management. 

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


Guided excursions at our landfills, transfer stations or Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) can be arranged, but advanced booking is essential.



Students from Lucknow Primary School tour the Materials Recovery Facility and Bairnsdale Landfill as part of East Gippsland Shire’s waste education program. Pictured with Tambo Waste’s Bruce Crow are l-r, Hudson Tarling, Shae Davis, Tarkyn Scott, Emily Peys, Ryan Cullinan and Raymond Garro.


Community Education


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 2017

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. 


For 2017, the National Recycling Week dates are Monday 13 November to Sunday 19 November 2017.


Check out Planet Ark's So You Think You Can Recycle 2016 report for some great information and tips.

Fact Sheets

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



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