GWSPS – Learning Story Waste 2019

We have successfully managed waste in our school across campus, curriculum and community. We have achieved lots of great stories and wins over the completion of our waste module. We got new bin lids installed across the school, these new ‘Cabri Top’ bin lids which we attached to our existing outside bins are great. The flip front works well. The lids cannot be left open and they have solved the problem of large crows foraging in the bins and rubbish blowing out. It has also made it a lot easier for students and staff to see what rubbish goes in which bin. In other success stories, Hollie, our ‘Business Manager’ was able to negotiate a new waste contract with our existing company at a cheaper pickup rate each time a bin is collected. We are now looking at whether we need so many ‘pickups’ as some bins may not be full when collected. By altering the number of pick ups we save $64.50 for every bin less. Outside we have several compost bins where the classroom compost buckets are emptied into. We only have one in use at any given time and allow the others to ‘mature’. We have a green waste collection once per fortnight courtesy of the Monash Council. They supplied us with a large green wheelie bin and the collection is at no cost to us. This assists our students when weeding in the ‘Community Garden’ where the vegetable gardens and fruit trees are.

In classrooms we have compost buckets, paper recycle boxes and small wheelie bins dedicated to ‘Redcycle’ (Soft plastics.) Students are good at disposing of items in the correct container. We still have regular landfill bins in classrooms but they do not get filled up as much as they used to. We really encourage Nude Food and have two green team monitors in each classroom who tally up the number of students bringing nude food each day. The class who has the least amount of rubbish is rewarded each Friday at assembly. We collect e-waste such as phones and cords in a special locked bin with a slot in the top.

In classrooms we have compost buckets, paper recycle boxes and small wheelie bins dedicated to ‘Redcycle’ (Soft plastics.) Students are good at disposing of items in the correct container. We still have regular landfill bins in classrooms but they do not get filled up as much as they used to. We really encourage Nude Food and have two green team monitors in each classroom who tally up the number of students bringing nude food each day. The class who has the least amount of rubbish is rewarded each Friday at assembly. We collect e-waste such as phones and cords in a special locked bin with a slot in the top.

By Glen Waverley South Primary| 2019-09-10T13:30:38+00:00 September 10th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments
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