Clean schools and littering

school kids recycle

Participating in the Clean Schools program will improve the culture in your school and also have a flow-on impact into the community. Education about correct behaviour towards litter can help make our environment a cleaner and greener place for us all to enjoy. 

The Keep Australia Beautiful Council (KABC) provides free professional learning sessions for primary and secondary schools wanting to learn how to stop littering behaviour at school. The Clean Schools program provides a step-by-step guide on how to run a school litter prevention program and regular newsletters are issued.

If you would like to be involved in the program, help to implement it and see the range of resources available to help schools plan a campaign, please register for the next Clean Schools workshops. Resources available include:

  • professional learning for teachers,
  • a step-by-step guide to planning the program,
  • a USB full of support materials and activities, and
  • curriculum materials.

This program is free and available to all schools in Western Australia. The KABC will also provide half day relief for up to two staff members from each school.  For more information about the program, please contact the Community Education Coordinator at the KABC.

The City of Swan encourages schools to support this program because littering is a prominent issue, not only in our schools but in our community. The City spends approximately $500,000 annually on littering and illegal dumping, however, we can all do something to reduce this problem.