Kuluin Early Learning Centre (Kuluin ELC) has been working hard on their sustainable waste management.
The Centre was looking for assistance to identify strategies for waste reduction and improve levels of recycling and collection of food scraps for composting and worm farming.
All staff, along with the children and families of the Centre, were eager to build on the sustainability initiatives started at the Centre and to learn more about becoming better recyclers, composters, worm farmers, and reducers of waste.
In 2014, Kuluin Early Learning Centre decided to investigate their waste production and carried out waste audits in rooms across the Centre.
They discovered that 36 of the Centres waste stream was recyclable, while 5 was compostable; this means that the Centre had a 41 waste reduction potential through the implementation of commingled and organics recycling collection programs.
These waste audit findings were presented to the Centre in a Waste Audit Report, documenting recommendations and opportunities for waste minimization.