Council’s Waste Education Team wish to support your school to reduce waste, increase recycling and educate students on the environmental and health issues surrounding waste.

Excursions and incursions

Due to covid-19 our excursions and incursions are currently on hold.  

In the meantime we have a number of webinars available to residents, please check them out and see if they would be relevant to your students,

We can run the webinar at a suitable time for the students. Please email your interest to


Clean Up Australia - Schools Clean Up Day

Inspire students to learn about the impact of rubbish on their local environment while playing an active role in their community. Teachers and students can work together to clean up an area like a playground or local park.

Register your school’s clean up event at Clean Up Australia’s website.

Environmental documentaries – educational screening licences available

The following award winning documentaries highlight the impacts of plastic pollution and offer solutions. Council can provide educational screening licences for these documentaries to Northern Beaches Schools.

Rubber Jellyfish – We all know that throwing rubbish on the ground is littering, so why is letting a balloon float away seen as something different? Rubber Jellyfish is a feature length documentary that explores the effects of helium balloons on the environment, wildlife and human beings. Watch the trailer.

A Plastic Ocean – An adventure documentary shot on more than 20 locations over the past 4 years. Explorers Craig Leeson and Tanya Streeter and a team of international scientists reveal the causes and consequences of plastic pollution and share solutions. Watch the trailer.  DVD can be borrowed from Waste Education.

2040  – 2040 depicts a story that focusses on the best solutions available to us to improve our planet and regenerate the world. ‘The future can’t be predicted but it can be envisioned and brought lovingly into being.’ – Donella Meadows.  Watch the trailer. DVD can be borrowed from Waste Education.

Swap This For That

You may want to adopt our Swap This For That Campaign and encourage students to take The Pledge to reduce their personal use of single use plastic.

School canteens - Swap for Good

Council offers a program to support your school canteen in the move away from single-use plastic.

Swap for Good includes personal support and assistance, information on alternative materials, education, resources, sustainable supplier lists, events and collaboration opportunities – all with the aim of providing ideas, solutions and alternatives to single-use plastics.

Plastic-Free School Canteen Webinar

A guide to a plastic-free school canteen webinar was held on 19 November 2019.

Council resources

Other resources

More information

Contact our waste education team for more information.