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Waste Education

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


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 are 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, Shae, Tarkyn, Emily, Ryan and Raymond.


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



Just Eat It is an award winning 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 2018

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. 


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

Smart Takeaway Coffee Project

The Smart Takeaway Coffee Project was a behaviour change project aimed at reducing the number of disposable hot beverage cups used by participating businesses in Orbost and Paynesville by promoting reusable cups. The project was fully funded by Sustainability Victoria's Litter Innovation Fund.


Smart Takeaway Coffee Project Case Study


Fact Sheets

Check out our easy-to-read fact sheets for detailed information on waste and recycling in East Gippsland. 



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