School waste management support

The City of Onkaparinga is committed to reducing waste and increasing the recovery, reuse and recycling of resources. 

Our Waste and Recycling Education team are available to support schools develop school waste management plans and implement waste and minimisation practices with ideas such as:

Practical advice

Officers are available to visit your school and provide practical advice about waste disposal as well as recycling infrastructure and services.

Interactive school bin audits with older students can be arranged on request. Audit results are provided to the school to assist formulation of waste management plans.

Free education resources and presentations

The Recycling Revolution Education Resources and education presentations are free waste education services offered to schools and kindergartens.        

The Recycling Revolution programs are run by education officers, and are interactive and entertaining sessions on waste minimisation and resource management.

Wally and the Wipe Out Waste Wizard show and Bin Materials Audit

An amazing offer to schools committed to whole school education and maximising waste diversion/recycling.

We have teamed up with Wipe Out Waste (WOW) to offer a limited number of FREE performances by Bright Spark Entertainment combined with school bin materials audits.

This entertaining and interactive 45 minute performance covers reducing food packaging in schools and preschools, recycling systems and use of two and three bin systems. The audience is Preschool - Year 4/5 students, school staff and parents.

While the show is on, we offer an out of classroom experience with older students or SRC members to audit a day’s worth of material from your school. An audit will allow you to assess how effectively current management systems for waste, recyclables and organics are working at your site.

Expressions of interest welcome - limited sessions available per annum.

Please note: this program is only available to schools with or establishing school-wide recycling and waste minimisation practices.

Workshop options for high school students

Education officers are available to visit high schools to talk about ways to minimise waste. Sessions for high schools are tailored on request.

Kerbside collection service

Council offers a kerbside waste and recycling service to schools based on student enrolment. Additional services are available for an annual fee.

Waste Nott Recycling Store

A treasure trove of art and craft materials, the Waste Nott store is diverting resources from landfill and redistributing discarded goods as low-cost supplies for art, education and fun.

Click here for opening hours and more information.

Bookings and more information

If you would like to book an education session or find out more information about any of these services, please contact our Waste and Recycling Education team: