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. 


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.

Click here for more about our Education Sessions.

Bin Audit Education Program

To reduce bin contamination in the City of Bunbury’s 3Bin System, our Waste Education Officers complete audits of General Waste, Recycling and FOGO Bins to help improve Resident’s efforts in correctly sorting waste. 

Sorting waste is a shared responsibility.  With everyone working together we can help create high quality - clean compost, less landfill and increased recycling processing.


How does it work? 

As per the Bin Audit Schedule, a random area is selected.

For Kerbside Bin Audits, Officers visually inspect bin contents on a collection day for that area. 

For Bin Composition Audits, bins are removed with full contents on a collection day.  A replacement bin is supplied.  The removed bins are returned to our Depot where Officers sort the bin contents.

Officers inform of audit via Letterbox or SMS; offer feedback as appropriate; then collate data to be analysed as a whole.  It is important to note, Resident’s personal information is protected during the audit process.

 The program focuses on education rather than enforcement.  We want to primarily support Resident’s in understanding how to do the right thing.  Most Resident’s are interested in separating their waste correctly if they are given the correct information, successfully avoiding any enforcement actions.


Knowledge Sharing

Our Waste Education Officers partner with other Local, Regional, State and Federal Government bodies to enhance communication and sharing opportunities.  We also promote the City of Bunbury’s programs and initiatives via events and other professional platforms, offering educational knowledge exchange with Community, Business, Industry and Association Groups.



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