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Waste Wise Schools

Minister for Environment, Stephen Dawson announced succesful grant recipients in the latest round of Waste Wise Schools (WWS) funding.

As a major ongoing program of the Waste Authority, WWS educates the current and future waste generators, recyclers and re-users in our community.

You can read the Minister's media release and more details on the program are available here.

Karrinyup Waste Wise School excels

Karrinyup Primary School is one of the recipients of a Waste Wise Schools grant and have used the funds to further enhance the message of sustainability across the campus.

Read the Minister's media release.

Visit the Waste Wise Schools program pages.

Waste Wise Newsletter

Check out the latest e-edition of Waste Wise Words.

In this Issue...


Changes to Waste Wise grant submissions

New Waste Wise grants for early years learning services

Find Waste Wise schools online

St Stephen's helps the homeless and tackles food waste

Waste free recipe - school biscuits

Top gardening tips from term 2

Find the best place to donate unwanted goods with

Enter our Plastic Free July draw

Professional learning opportunities for term 3

Edible Garden Guide

The Waste Wise Schools Edible School Garden Planting and Maintenance Guide is now available to download.

Print and laminate it so that it can be accessed by teachers and students as they work in their school veggie patch!

The guide includes suggestions for when to add compost and worm castings to the garden beds and fun student activities such as how to build a living 'cubby'.

Click here or the image below to download.

Recycling for government schools

With the increase in the landfill levy schools may be able to save money by setting up a recycling system.

Government schools in the metropolitan area are required to access Common Use Agreement(CUA) recycling and waste service providers when purchasing waste collection services.

This fact sheet provides ideas on where to start.

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