Top marks for waste wise smart schools in the Perth Hills

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SCHOOLS in the Perth Hills are among those to benefit from $100,000 of state funding to give students the tools to divert waste from landfill.

Darlington’s Treetops Montessori School, Mundaring Christian College and St Brigid’s College in Lesmurdie will spend their grants on waste wise projects such as worm farms, chicken coops and composters.

Member for Kalamunda Matthew Hughes congratulated his local schools on their waste wise initiatives.

WA schools committed to wasting less last year recycled about 200,000kg of paper and diverted nearly 90,000kg of waste from landfill through worm farming and composting.

Many of the schools also recycle batteries, mobile phones, ink cartridges, coffee pods and oral care products.

Waste wise school grant applications are open until September 7 via the Waste Authority’s website at www.wasteauthority.wa.gov.au.