Recycling tour not a waste

Richmond Valley primary school students found out just how simple it is to reduce waste when they visited a local waste transfer station last week.

Evans River K-12 School and Coraki Primary School took part in an interactive and educational tour of the Evans Head Waste Transfer Station, which included a guided walk around the recycling area and a demonstration of how a garbage truck works.

Waste management staff from Richmond Valley Council where there to provide interesting facts and the kids also got to enjoy a special performance by waste experts Secondhand Rose and PET in their mobile waste avoidance home The Green House.

With help from these colourful characters the students learnt more about simple waste-less practices such as waste-free lunch boxes, reducing, reusing and recycling.

The students also received a lesson from the North East Waste Forum on how to set up and look after their own school compost and worm farm to mark International Composting Awareness Week. Richmond Valley Council provided each school with a compost bin and worm farm of their own and live worms were donated by Dorroughby Environmental Centre.


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