Waste Education

Introduction

Fostering lasting behaviour change through strategic waste education is a key part of Rivers Regional Council's efforts to reduce waste and increase resource recovery in the region. The Council employs a full-time Regional Waste Education Coordinator who is available to assist schools, Member Councils, local businesses and community groups to plan, implement and evaluate waste education activities.

As part of the Council's Strategic Waste Management Plan (SWMP), the major education project for 2009-2010 was the planning and implementation of a five year Regional Waste Education Strategy which aims to significantly reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill by raising the community's awareness of the benefits of recycling, resource recovery and avoiding waste. The strategy operates hand in hand with the Council's proposal for Alternative Waste Treatment (AWT) such as developing a Resource Recovery Facility in the future. Click here to view a full copy of the Regional 'Waste to Resources' Education Strategy.

To assist in the development of the Strategy, a Regional Waste Education Strategy Steering Group (RWESSG) has been established. The group comprises a minimum of one representative from each Member Council and either meets or reports every six weeks.

Download minutes of the RWESSG meetings:

Date Name Filesize
Aug 12, 2009 Minutes – RWESSG 1 – 12 August 2009 (28.97 KB)
Oct 7, 2009 Minutes – RWESSG 2 – 7 October 2009 (31.67 KB)
Nov 18, 2009 Minutes – RWESSG 3 – 18 November 2009 (38.29 KB)
Jan 13, 2010 Minutes – RWESSG 4 – 13 January 2010 (41.7 KB)
Feb 24, 2010 Minutes – RWESSG 5 – 24 February 2010 (32.57 KB)
Apr 7, 2010 Minutes – RWESSG 6 – 7 April 2010 (29.15 KB)
May 19, 2010 Minutes – RWESSG 7 – 19 May 2010 (22.96 KB)
Jun 30, 2010 Minutes – RWESSG 8 – 30 June 2010 (100.78 KB)
Sep 22, 2010 Minutes – RWESSG 9 – 22 September 2010 (69.4 KB)
Nov 3, 2010 Minutes – RWESSG 10 – 3 November 2010 (56.27 KB)
Dec, 2010 Report – Interim – December 2010 (48.07 KB)
Feb 2, 2011 Minutes – RWESSG 11 – 2 February 2011 (57.18 KB)
May 4, 2011 Minutes – RWESSG 12 – 4 May 2011 (57.16 KB)
Jun, 2011 Report – Interim – June 2011 (47.03 KB)
Aug 3, 2011 Minutes – RWESSG 13 – 3 August 2011 (64.05 KB)
Nov 2, 2011 Minutes – RWESSG 14 – 2 November 2011 (59.16 KB)
Feb 1, 2012 Minutes – RWESSG 15 – 1 February 2012 (61.93 KB)

To contact the Regional Waste Education Coordinator, email: rlevett@rrc.wa.gov.au



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