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Council recognises the importance of working with local schools regarding waste avoidance and resource recovery. The Council’s school waste education programs are in line with curriculum objectives and are available to all schools in the Local Government Area free of charge.

Veolia Waste Education Program

Council’s waste collection contractor - Veolia, offers an education program for pre-schools, primary schools and high schools. This program focuses on waste and recycling issues and involves school incursions by qualified teachers from waste industry backgrounds.

The program is designed to help the school community be waste-wise while supporting the curriculum outcomes. Areas covered include packaging, recycling, composting and worm farming.

To make a booking, please email:

Speaking 4 the Planet

Speaking 4 the Planet is an arts-based competition for high school students. It is the first time been offered to high schools in the Parramatta City Council area. It helps strengthen skills in advocating for healthy communities and a healthy planet. The focus of the annual competition is UNEP’s World Environment Day theme.

Other useful resources for schools

Those great resources below are developed by other organisations and groups to help school community understand and tackle waste issues.

War on Waste

Litter Free Ocean

Food Waste Warrior

Waste Free Lunch Challenge

Sustainable Schools

Visy Recycling

Upcoming events