Melton City Council has environmental education programs available to students across the City. The waste elements focus on the key actions of avoiding and reducing waste, reusing and recycling materials and products. An educational partnership with Visy also exists, providing the potential for students to learn first-hand about what happens to household waste once it leaves the kerb.
- educational tour of the Melton Recycling Facility (MRF)
- incursion to schools on recycling and waste minimisation
- free recycling services for schools that are Aussi Vic Resource Smart (Waste) certified
- opportunity to engage with Visy on recycling activities and excursions
Educational tour of the Melton Recycling Facility (MRF)
Teachers and students are encouraged to visit the Melton Recycling Facility to see how it works. The Melton Recycling Facility is the place to responsibly dispose of recyclable materials and landfill waste within the City of Melton. It replaces that known previously as the ‘tip’, or ‘dump’, being is a far more environmentally aware facility. Visits by groups include a supervised viewing of the whole recycling facility and a tour of the Re-Sale Centre also on site.
Tours are free of charge and are accompanied by the Waste Educator or Coordinator. Please note that transport to and from the facility in Ferris Rd, Melton, is generally the responsibility of the participating school.
To discuss booking a tour, please contact the Waste Educator on 9747 7200 or email email@example.com.
Incursion to schools on recycling and waste minimisation
Incursions about recycling and waste minimisation are conducted by the Waste Educator and can be tailored for prep upwards, VELS requirements and various subject areas, in discussions with the teacher.
The recycling education program is based on the Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (Aussi Vic Resource Smart). Incursions are free of charge (transport excluded). For more information, contact the Environmental Educator on 9747 7200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free recycling services for schools that are Aussi Vic Resource Smart (Waste) certified
Schools in the City of Melton that join the Australian Sustainable Schools Resource Smart (Waste) program are eligible to apply for free recycling collection services from Melton City Council. For more information, contact the Waste Educator on 9747 7200 or email email@example.com.
Free worm farms for Rubbish Free Lunch Programs
The City of Melton encourages programs such as rubbish free lunches and policies such as encouraging students to eat indoors, as this markedly reduces litter in playgrounds and local streams.
Council may be able to provide free worm farms to schools that participate in a Rubbish Free Lunch program. For more information, contact the Waste Educator on 9747 7200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for Teachers on waste and recycling
Here is a list of useful resources for teachers including excursions and video links.