Helping schools wipe out waste

Monday, 19 March 2018

Moonee Valley City Council is offering local schools the chance to reduce their expenses and wipe out waste for good in a brand new program.

Wipe out Waste provides free expert advice, curriculum support and resources to help schools reduce waste and get students involved in hands-on environmentally friendly activities.

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr John Sipek said children are the key to building a greener future.

“Council is passionate about supporting schools reduce their waste and this is one way to help students make changes they’ve learned at school in their homes and throughout their lives,” Cr Sipek said.

“By taking part in this program, schools can not only save money but also encourage children to adopt sustainable attitudes that they carry on with them well into the future.”

The program started this year, with participating schools receiving:

  • litter and waste audits to learn more about where waste is coming from
  • a professional development session
  • one on one expert advice to develop a waste action plan
  • resources to support a waste action plan such as recycling bins, compost systems, signage and worm farms
  • a waste school incursion by CERES
  • an invitation to a graduation ceremony to celebrate with other schools
  • the potential to lower the school’s waste disposal expenses if resources are used correctly.

Planning and Environment portfolio holder Cr Nicole Marshall said the program is a win-win for schools.

“This is a fantastic opportunity and best of all it’s free. We had so much interest in the program that we currently have 11 Moonee Valley schools participating to help wipe out waste for good,” Cr Marshall said.

Check out our programs for schools for more information.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 11:59 PM