Waste Education

Council’s Waste Education and Project Officer, along with the Loddon Mallee Waste Resource Recovery Group, provide talks and workshops on waste education with residents, schools, community groups and businesses in our Local Government Area.  

Sessions are interactive, fun, flexible and can be tailored to suit the needs of any group. We can combine topics and activities to suit your specific requirements. Sessions are normally an hour, but can be as short as a 20 to 30-minute talk or a longer two-hour workshop.

Some topics include:

  • The three bin kerbside system
  • The 4R's - Rethink, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle more effectively
  • What happens to our waste once it leaves the kerbside?
  • Be an Eco Shopper: How to shop to reduce waste
  • Community programs and waste services available for residents

Some activity options include:

Hands-on waste audits
Take on the role of waste master and sort through your waste. Develop an action plan for your school, community group or business to reduce your waste production.

Mildura Landfill and Mildura Eco Village tours
See where waste goes after it is collected from your kerbside and what happens to it. Tour the Eco House, Education Centre and Community Garden at Mildura Eco Village and learn about why it is important to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and buy local and in season.

Mini landfill experiments
Observe what happens to different waste products in the landfill environment and explore alternatives to landfill.

Waste Education games
Learn what goes in each bin with interactive and fun relay and tag games.

Beeswax wrap-making workshop
Create your own beeswax wraps and find out how easy it is. Learn about sustainable alternatives to help reduce waste.

Food scraps cooking class
Learn to make simple, nutritious recipes from food that might otherwise get thrown in the bin.

Life Cycle Analysis
Track a product through its entire lifecycle. You will be amazed to learn how much energy goes into producing a single hamburger.

Talks and workshops are available weekdays (including school holidays) and evenings. Please call to discuss weekend workshops. We can come to you or you can visit our facilities as an excursion. Bookings for all talks and workshops are essential.

If you are interested contact Council on (03) 5018 8100 or visit the Loddon Mallee Waste Resource and Recovery Group's website.