Did you know?
Each Local Government Authority sources their own contracts for waste disposal and processing. This means your council may process waste differently to neighbouring councils. This also means that what you should or should not put in your bins may differ as not all waste transfer stations have the same processing equipment. So, it is important to follow your council’s waste requirements and guidelines.
It may seem a little confusing at times, however we are working on making it easier for you to know what goes where. The important thing to remember is what you put in your bins at work, school or home, will determine how effectively any of the waste facilities process your waste as they all have their limitations.
Below is a list of local council waste information. As we continue to work with each Local Government, we will continue add more to the list. If you have any requests for your local council, or specific questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you to find the information.
Allow children to decide and actively participate in recycling. They love helping and it's important for them to start to think about where 'waste' is going as early as properly. IS it really waste? Can it be re-used first?
How we manage our waste directly impacts our planet.
Items such as plastic, once created will remain on this planet forever. So it is important for us to be aware of this and try to minimise our impact as much as possible.
Before you even think about how you will dispose of your items, LGS WA encourages you to think about it during the purchasing phase of that product. Do really you need it? How many different ways can it be used? Can you buy it in bulk to minimise packaging? Before thinking about the 3 R’s, try to Avoiding anything that may create waste in the first place.
Here is some general information on common products produced by the Waste Authority’s Waste Wise education
The 'Reducing Waste Together' Kit is a great resource for Early Years Educators to tap into for addressing Purchasing and Waste at your Service. This kit is FREE to Little Green Steps WA members and can be downloaded here. Because LGSWA is a Not for Profit organisation, we sell this kit to contribute to our operating costs. Please direct non members to our website to purchase it.
Compost Management Guide Click here to download a sample guide to managing compost in an early childhood service. It also includes activity ideas to teach young children about composting.