Education

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Contact Regional Waste Education Officers on Ph: 08 9792 7350 or 08 9792 7351

Working together

Six local governments in the Wellington region have collaborated to provide a regional approach to Waste Education. Together, we can watch our waste and create a sustainable future in the South West. The six partnered Councils are the City of Bunbury, the Shire of Harvey, the Shire of Dardanup, the Shire of Capel, the Shire of Collie and the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup.

Two Waste Education Officers are available to assist local residents, businesses, schools and community groups with fun information and activities encouraging us all to watch our waste!

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  • Loose Parts Play (Download a Flyer)
  • Presentations & workshops
  • Bin displays
  • Community consultation
  • Waste audits – kerbside bins, schools, businesses and community events
  • Tours of waste management facilities – including landfill sites, transfer stations and the Regional Organics Composting Facility (complete a Booking Form)
  • Events trailer hire – free use of items for waste management at events in the region (bin toppers, signage)
  • Assistance with the Waste Wise Schools Program

Using your kerbside bins

As the population in Western Australia grows, so does the amount of waste generated. Everyone can take simple actions to follow the 3 R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – and keep waste out of landfill. One easy way to do your bit is by separating waste correctly into your kerbside bins. This ensures recyclable items aren’t contaminated. Do you know what items can go in each of your kerbside bins? Find out in the A-Z Waste Guide.

What happens to your waste?

Did you know that your Organics waste is turned into compost which is used to naturally fertilise farms in the South West? You can find out more about the compost process here.

Did you know that around 1500 tonnes of recycling is processed each month from the South West yellow top bins? You can find out more about what happens to our South West recycling here.

Plastic Bags: What’s the difference?

Compostable, bio-degradable, degradable, plastic – it can be confusing to know what type of bags are better for the environment and can be put in your kerbside Organics bin. We’ve developed an info sheet to cut through the marketing and help explain why only compostable bags and products should be used in Organics bins. Download the INFO SHEET

Indoor bin stickers & fridge flyers!

Contact us for your FREE indoor bin sticker set to help sort waste in your home and workplace and increase the diversion of waste from landfill. Also available are FREE Fridge Flyers to teach children about waste. Limited stickers and flyers available – be quick!

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Did you know?

See below some links to short “Did you know?” stories that are interesting and free to share!

DID YOU KNOW Australians use about 3.9 BILLION plastic bags each year?

DID YOU KNOW it takes 3 litres of water to produce just one plastic water bottle?

DID YOU KNOW Australians use about 250 Million batteries per year?

Helpful websites

Waste Authority – WA… too good to waste

Adrift – find out where plastic pollution in the worlds oceans ends up

Story of Stuff – from a movie to a movement

Planet Ark – positive environmental actions for everyone

Keep Australia Beautiful – help reduce litter