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Waste Education

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

 

Mayor's Poster Challenge 2017

 

Council is proud run the Mayor’s Poster Challenge again in 2017!

 

The Challenge is for young people across East Gippsland to design a poster promoting recycling and good waste management practices.

 

Our 2016 Challenge attracted over 150 entries from a number of different schools across East Gippsland, with schools reporting increased interest and awareness of waste and sustainability issues among students.

 

There are four age groups for the challenge with a prize for both the winner and the runner up in each age group.

 

Age groups age: 

  •  <5-7 years
  • 8-10 years
  • 11-13 years 
  • 14 years and over. The theme for posters in the 14-18+ years group is food waste.

 

Entries for this year's Challenge must be submitted  by mail or to a Council Service Centre by Friday June 2.

 

Mayor's Poster Challenge 2017 Conditions of Entry and Entry Form.

 

Contact Council's Waste Education Officer for more information.

 

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.

 

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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.

  

Just Eat It. A Food Waste Story

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Just Eat It is a is a critically acclaimed documentary film about food waste. Just Eat It looks at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. Watch the trailer here.

 

We have purchased the full educational license for Just Eat It and will be hosting a number of public screenings throughout the year. Screenings are also available to schools and community groups.

 

To book an educational visit, a guided excursion or a screening of Just Eat It, 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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