Welcome to Know Your Waste!

Douglas Shire Council offers free “Know Your Waste” education sessions to primary schools and community organisations across Douglas Shire.

These interactive sessions provide an overview of how waste and recycling is managed in Douglas. They include discussion on where our waste and recycling goes, how we can reduce the amount of waste which ends up in landfill and how to recycle correctly. Sessions can be tailored to focus on any waste related topics which are being discussed in the classroom and will run for approx. 45 mins – 1 hour.

Sessions are best suited to smaller groups, such as one class at a time (approx. 30 children) or other groups within the school such as the SRC or school leaders.  Sessions can also be run for community groups and organisations.  Through the sessions Council hopes to inspire change and better waste management habits and practises throughout the community.

Garbage Trucks visit Kinders in Douglas

Book Your Organisation’s FREE Waste & Recycling Session 

To book a waste education session please complete the form below, or download a copy here and email to enquiries@douglas.qld.gov.au

Enter Year Level and Approx Number of Students
Information to be covered during the session
Please note sessions are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays only.
Please note sessions are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays only.

The Waste of Douglas


Daintree Transfer Station



Scrap metal bales

Manual Sort