The Halve Waste Education Program provides a unique opportunity to learn what happens to local waste and is FREE to all schools, educational facilities, and community groups within the Halve Waste region. It has been designed to encourage all age groups to reduce waste generation, increase recycling and decrease waste to landfill.

Schools Education Program

Halve Waste offer a range of free waste education opportunities schools and early learning centres in Albury City, City of Wodonga, Federation Council, Greater Hume Council and the Shires of Indigo and Towong. The sessions are designed to educate students about how waste and recycling impact on the environment, and how students can reduce their waste at home and school.

Incursions 

  • Each session is age appropriate and curriculum linked and has a series of follow up resources and worksheets.
  • Sessions conducted at your school by our waste educators.
  • Sessions tailored to individual classes to maximise student engagement and learning.
  • Lessons can be adapted and customised to suit school lesson timetables and learning stages.
  • Available all year (including school holidays).
  • Interactive, fun and practical activities.

Excursions

With a choice of locations, Albury Waste Management Centre, Wodonga Transfer Station and Cleanaway Material Recovery Facility (MRF) offer tours that are an excellent way to see first-hand what happens to the waste we generate locally. Please note, that there are age and number restrictions to tours, enquire for more information.

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School AND COMMUNITY waste Assessments

Sponsorship PROGRAM

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Sponsorship Program

Our Schools & Community Sponsorship Program offers schools and community groups the opportunity to access financial assistance to support events, programs and resources that help achieve their Halve Waste goals. Round 1 applications are open now. For more information or to APPLY click the below links.

As an initiative of the Halve Waste campaign, free waste assessments are available to schools, childcare centres and community groups.

A waste assessment will determine what waste types are being generated in your school and identify potential opportunities to reduce, reuse and recycle.

The process involves: 

  • An on-site visit by a waste educator;
  • A visual assessment of materials contained in your waste bins;
  • Evaluation of your current waste and recycling systems;
  • A report summarising the findings and recommendations for waste reduction, increased recycling, and potential cost savings;
  • Follow up assistance.
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Bin Smart (Preschool – Year 12) 

Students will learn: 

  • What waste is, where it comes from, where it goes and its effect on the environment;
  • What materials can go in which bin; and
  • Some alternatives to landfill.


Halve Our Waste (Years K – 6)
 

Students will learn: 

  • What waste they make and why it is important to reduce it; and
  • To identify actions to reduce waste in their daily lives and at school through reducing, reusing, recycling and avoiding waste.

Wasteful vs Waste Wise (Years 2 – 10) 

Students will learn: 

  • How they can reduce their waste through their shopping choices; and
  • To identify actions they can take to consume less and reduce their environmental footprint. 

 

Primary Composters (Preschool  Year 6)
For schools wanting to set up a compost on site. 

Students will learn: 

  • How to set up and maintain a compost bin
  • What compost is and how it is made; and 
  • How composting helps to reduce waste to landfill.

Worm Farmers (Preschool – Year 6)

For schools wanting to set up a worm farm on site. 

Students will learn: 

  • How to set up and maintain a worm farm; and
  • How worm farming helps to reduce waste to landfill.

Waste Trace (Years 5 – 6) 

Students will learn: 

  • Where our waste comes from and how we ‘close the loop’ with recycling;
  • How we can ‘return’ our natural resources through recycling.

School Waste Audits (Year K – 12) 

Choose from a large or small scale bin waste audit. 

 Students will learn: 

  • The volume and types of general waste generated at their school. 
  • How to use these figures to calculate the school’s yearly waste output. 
  • How to identify ways in which we can reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
  • How audits assist in tracking change and meeting targets.

Lessons can be adapted and customised to suit school lesson timetables and learning stages. 

 

Resources

NSW

Sustainable Schools NSW aims to connect environmental educators with relevant resources, interactive lessons and a like-minded community to help spread the important message of sustainability to future generations. 

https://www.sustainableschoolsnsw.org.au/  

 

Victoria

Resource Smart Schools is a free program offered by Sustainability Victoria that supports Victorian schools to embed sustainability across the school facilities, community and curriculum, while saving resources and money for the school. 

Schools join the program, then have access to an online portal (Resource Smart Schools online), where they learn and practice ways to integrate sustainability. 

https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/schools  

 

National

Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) – Australia’s peak professional body for environmental educators. AAEE advocate for environmental education and contribute to skills development to help you stay at the forefront of education for sustainability. We provide a network for the growing force of cross-sector environmental educators across our states and territories. 

http://www.aaee.org.au/ 

Community Groups Education Program

Halve Waste offer residents and community groups the opportunity to access waste education through planned events and presentations.

Topics include: 

  • Waste and Recycling – Being Bin Smart.
  • Waste Minimisation.
  • Compost Workshops. 
  • Cloth Nappy Workshops.
  • Reusable Products Demonstration/displays


Community groups can also book free waste education talks on request.

Learn more about Local Waste -Take a Tour

Guided tours are available to community groups. With a choice of locations, Albury Waste Management Centre, Wodonga Transfer Station and Cleanaway Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) offer tours that are an excellent way to see first-hand what happens to the waste we generate locally. 

You will need to provide your own transport to the facility.

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