Waste Education

The City of Marion is committed to actively encouraging, promoting  and supporting sustainable waste management practices and minimising waste.

Council's Waste and Recycling Education Officer is available to deliver free presentations and workshops, to provide recycling and waste management advice, and to provide practical guidance to residents, community groups, schools and businesses.

Community Tour: Not a Load of Rubbish!
Community education
School and preschool education
Education resources
How to book a presentation

Community Tour: Not a Load of Rubbish!

Have you ever wondered what happens to your waste, recyclables and organic materials once they are collected from your kerb? 

You can find out on one of our FREE community tours for City of Marion residents. 

Sites to be visited include the Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre at North Plympton, Jeffries Group composting, Adelaide Resource Recovery, VISY Recycling and E-cycle SA.

When: Monday 20 November 2017
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Meeting point: Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre at 9.15am for prompt bus departure at 9.30am

Bring your own lunch (tea and coffee provided).

Register on the event booking website.


Community education 

Our Waste and Recycling Education Officer is available for guest presentations to community groups. Presentations range from 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on group requirements. Topics include:

  • Waste less, recycle more
    Learn more about Council’s waste and recycling services. Find out just what can go in each bin, practical tips for recycling tricky items, and how to dispose of other materials such as e-waste.
  • What a load of rubbish!
    Discover what happens to your waste and recyclables once they are collected from the kerb and learn more about minimising waste.
  • Composting at home
    You can halve your environmental impact by recycling organics into compost at home. Learn about various compost systems including compost bins, worm farms and bokashi, and how to keep them productive.


School and preschool education

Our waste and recycling education programs offer a range of free, fun and interactive sessions on recycling and waste minimisation topics, including:

  • Ready to Recycle
    Using the 3 bin system and the importance of recycling right.
  • From Bins to Beyond
    Find out what happens to waste and recycling once it leaves the kerb. Review what goes in each bin and why choosing the right bin is important.
  • Keepers of the Compost
    Learn how a compost bin system works and how to look after one. This session can include setting up a compost bin.
  • Wild about worms
    Learn what to feed worms and how to look after a worm farm. This session can include setting up a worm farm.
  • Nude food and litter free lunches
    Look at common lunchbox items and identify ways to reduce waste. Explore social and environmental impacts of litter.
  • Waste warriors
    School support for planning actions to reduce the school’s waste, improve recycling systems or start a new collection.

Sessions can be tailored to suit the needs of your group. You can combine topics to suit your specific questions about waste. School presentations range from individual classes to assembly or meetings with staff and parents.

Sessions are normally 40-50 minutes but can be as short as 20-30 minute talk, or a longer two hour workshop, depending on your needs.


Education resources 

Posters available for download:


There are many fantastic resources available online for waste and recycling education from the following sites:


How to book a waste education presentation or workshop  

If you would like to book an education program or find out more information, please contact:

City of Marion
Waste and Recycling Education Officer
Phone: 8375 6600 / 0412 057 104
Email: waste@marion.sa.gov.au