Waste - Education

The City of Bunbury offers a wide range of free educational services, designed to complement our Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery (WARR) Initiatives. 

We aim to have our City by the Sea recognised as a leader in the WARR on Waste; to become a sustainable, low-waste, circular economy in which human health and the environment are protected from the impacts of waste.

Nearly everything we do generates some kind of waste, there’s a lot to find out about. 

BYO Containers Program

The City of Bunbury invites you to be part of the BYO Containers program which aims to connect local food outlets to environmentally conscious consumers.

Click here for more information and application.

​​Participating food outlets happy to use customers clean, reusable containers for takeaway food. 

Check back here soon for a list of participating businesses. 

Low Waste Commun​ity Program

Launch of the Low Waste Community Program

The City of Bunbury recognises one of the biggest impacts on successful waste reduction and waste recovery lies in waste behaviours.  We are looking for volunteer program participants to partake in a pilot project to test and refine this first of its kind Low Waste Community program. 

Participants will be requested to commit to engage in a variety of activities, workshops and tours to investigate Low Waste Living opportunities over a 3-month period.

Each household partaking in the program will receive a Low Waste Toolkit  and support from the City’s Waste Education Team.

There are two levels of participation:

Level 1: Attend Introduction Workshop on the 12th of March and Closing Workshop on the 28th of May. A representative from your household will need to attend the workshops and tours (please see itinerary). Will receive an Advanced Low Waste Kit.

Level 2: Attend Introduction Workshop on the 12th of March and Closing Workshop on the 28th of May, plus in house activities over 12 weeks. Will receive an Everyday Low Waste Kit.

The City of Bunbury Waste Education Team will measure the amounts of waste, recycling, and organic waste produced.

Participants will complete surveys through out the program to gauge behavioural change in relation to Low Waste Living opportunities presented during the program.  Results will impact our research fundamentally by providing statistical evidence and case studies that will guide improving waste management practises within the City of Bunbury.​

To download the information pack please click here. ​​

Expression of interest form will be available from 10 January. ​


Got Questions? 

Our Waste Education Officers are available to answer any questions you may have.  Simply send an email to wasteeducation@bunbury.wa.gov.au or call 08 9792 7333 and we will respond as soon as possible.

Online Education Resources

Our Online Education Resources have been made available to supplement the Education Sessions delivered by our Waste Education Officers.  Interested in learning more about waste issues and what we can do to manage waste better?           

Check out our Parents, Students & Educators Package which includes fun and informative education resources for Early Learning/Kindy/Pre-Primary, Primary School and Secondary School/TAFE.


Education Sessions

Our Waste Education Officers provide Education Sessions (Talks and Workshops) delivered to; Residents, Community Groups, Businesses, Educators, Early Learning Centres, Primary and Secondary Schools and TAFE’s.

Sessions are interactive, fun and informative.  We tailor to the needs of your group while combining topics and activities to suit your requirements.

Education Sessions - Early Learning – Primary

Education Sessions – Types of Education Sessions​ ​

Education Campaigns

City of Bunbury regularly rolls out education campaigns encouraging desired waste behaviours and offering additional support to the community in waste reduction, often as part of Grant Funded initiatives.

Our Live Campaigns:

No Butts Bunbury​

My 3 Bins with a Baby Workshops

The City’s Sea Bin

The City’s Reel-It-In Bins

Our e-volution #itmorethantech​

Low Waste Living

Zero Waste Cleaning 

Tips to Low Waste Living with Baby ​

​​Responsible Cafes Form

List of Responsible Cafes in Bunbury​​​