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Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre

Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre

Telephone02 4324 7200

Email rumbalara-e.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Waste

Waste is an ongoing problem in our world. Media campaigns such as ‘Ban The Bag' and ‘The War on Waste' have opened a great opportunity for you to explore waste issues at your school.

Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre

Offers waste audits, curriculum support for waste management, and a registered Sustainability Education Cross Curriculum Course (RG00451) with a case study on waste education.

Co-ordinators for Wiping out Waste – a Program to support schools who are commited to reducing waste to landfill and increasing resource recovery.  It is funded by Central Coast Council and includes a waste audit, professional development session and resources to support the School's Wiping out Waste team develop and implement a WOW Action Plan.

Contact details

Christine Freeman
Tel: 02 4324 7200
Email: rumbalara-e.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Wiping out Waste

Lisa Wriley and Sharon Carson
Email: wow.centralcoast@det.nsw.edu.au

Central Coast Council

1. Compost and worm farm workshops.

These workshops are run in the school for members of the school community – teachers, parents and locals.  A minimum of 18 families need to be involved.  Workshops are free at the school.

Contact details

Narelle Peterson
Senior Project Officer of Waste Management
Tel: 02 4350 1342
Email: Narelle.Peterson@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au

2.Primary School Environment Program

Student entries and projects based on a theme that often includes waste.

Contact details

Ashley Kelly
Team Leader
Environmental Education
Central Coast Council
Tel: 02 4304 7513
Mobile:  0400 716 066
Email: Ashley.kelly@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au

3. Yellow Lid Recycling Bin service 

Fortnightly yellow lid bin collection costs $100/bin/year.

Contact details

Trudy Hurley
Central Coast Council
Tel: 02 4325 8817
Email: trudy.hurley@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au

Cleanaway

Cleanaway currently provides waste collection services for more than 15,000 commercial customers. Free education programs on what can be recycled and how waste is collected are available at your school or at the Cleanaway Material Recovery Facility at Somersby.

Contact Details

Michelle Murrell (Monday - Wednesday)
Education Officer – Central Coast Region
Mobile: 0498 051 418
Email: Michelle.Murrell@cleanaway.com.au 

Joanne Hill (Thursday-Friday)
Education Officer - Central Coast Region
Mobile: 0498 060 484
Email: joanne.hill@cleanaway.com.au

Shared Office number: 02 4336 3141
Website: www.1coast.com.au/

Remondis

Remondis can provide a Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) collection service, wholesale compostable bags and Return & Earn collection options.
They also sell high quality compost products.

Contact Details

Rochelle Doherty
Sales Manager Hunter & Western NSW
Email: Rochelle.Doherty@remondis.com.au
Office Phone: 02 4921 7647 Mobile: 0407 730 396
Website: https://remondis-lake-macquarie-organics-resource.business.site/

Envirobank

Easy, open to all and great for the environment, recycling through the NSW government container deposit scheme can also be a highly effective fundraiser for your school.. You could clean up your local area, collect donations from school families or simply collect the eligible containers currently going to landfill. 

Contact Details

Emily Winefield
West Gosford Depot Supervisor & Team Leader
Phone: 02 4304 5955 Mobile: 0410 007 821
Email: ewinefield@envirobank.com.au
Website: https://envirobank.com.au/

Kariong Eco Garden

Kariong Eco Garden is a place where people can learn about caring for the earth by providing habitat for wildlife, harvesting rainwater, using renewable energy, recycling organic matter and growing food, naturally. The garden can be booked for group visits or staff training - suggested donation $5/hour plus gold coin donation per visitor. 

Contact details

Lisa Wriley
Dandaloo Street, Kariong  2250
Mobile: 0429 431 889
Email: kariongecogarden@gmail.com
Website: www.kariongecogarden.org.au/

Take 3

The Take 3 education program aims to excite students to become marine advocates at their campus and within their local area. Students will examine their own behaviour in terms of single-use plastic consumption and connect litter in the environment with the effects on marine and other wildlife.

Contact details

Amanda Marechal and Roberta Dixon
Email: info@take3.org
Website: www.take3.org

Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre

A centre for education and research specialising in marine, coastal and estuary environments. The CCMDC provides environmental education programs to non-government schools or specialist marine programs for all schools. This could include beach litter and microplastic surveys.

Contact Details

Tel: 02 4349 4756 (Mondays - Fridays)
Tel: 02 4385 5027 (Saturdays and Sundays)
Email: schools@ccmdc.org.au
Website: www.ccmdc.org.au

Greater Sydney Local Land Services

Local Land Services (LLS) delivers services to farmers, landholders and the community across rural and regional New South Wales.

Some grants are available for schools if there is an agriculture focus. This could tie in with composting systems.

Contact details

Maree Whelan
Land Services Officer
Tel: 02 4355 8201 
Fax: 02 4355 8298  
Mobile: 0427 086 457 

Links

Recycling services available for schools

Government contract – public schools

All schools are eligible for recycling services from Cleanaway and other private contractors under the 9698 contract.  The rates are posted on the NSW Procure Point website.

For further information please contact local Cleanaway on 131339 or directly to Territory Managers, James Arnold (for southern schools) Tel: 0481 003 896 and Email:James.Arnold@cleanaway.com.au  / Marina Ivkovic (for northern schools) Tel: 0403 060 695 and Email: Marina.Ivkovic@cleanaway.com.au.

Councils recycling service

Schools are able to use the council's recycling services. Charged via the rates system under the Business Waste Category. To organise, schools need to fill out the appropriate commercial waste services request form on our website Cleanaway. The Principal needs to sign the form to accept that charges will be added to a Rates Account and a Rates Notice will be issued to the school.
For further information please contact Trudy Hurley, Waste Management Officer, Central Coast Council, Tel: 4325 8817 and Email: Trudy.Hurley@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au

The cost for 1 x 240L Recycling Bin emptied each fortnight is $100 per year (current 2020/21) across all Central Coast Schools and Businesses.