Worms and compost projects for Butler College

Butler College will receive a grant for worm farming and composting projects.

BUTLER College will receive $1991 to set up the school’s specialist department’s waste wise gardens, worm farming and composting.

On Thursday, May 18 the college was named as one of 13 Western Australian schools to receive more than $37,000 in grants for projects to decrease waste, improve recycling and provide waste-related education.

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said the waste wise schools program continued to educate the current and future waste generators, recyclers and re-users in the community.

“The program helps schools set up projects and provides resources aimed at changing attitudes and behaviours to achieve sustainable waste management,’’ he said.

“It also increases students’ awareness and education on the benefits of waste avoidance, reuse and recycling.

“Supporting projects such as these help the McGowan Government achieve its waste strategy target of diverting 65 per cent of municipal solid waste generated in the Perth metropolitan region from landfill by 2020.”

A total of 388 accredited waste wise schools are involved in the program, with about 160,000 students engaged in reducing waste at school.

The program is administered by the Waste Authority and funded from the waste avoidance and resource recovery account.

For more information, visit  http://www.wasteauthority.wa.gov.au/programs/wws