THE grass will be greener at Rockingham primary schools with State government grants as part of the Waste Wise Schools program.
Baldivis Primary School will receive $2200 to develop a compost area to reduce waste going to landfill and use the compost on gardens.
Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School will get $4264 to build compost bays and buy a chipper to manage green waste on site. The school will also begin a Rethink your Lunch project promoting waste-free lunches.
The aim of the grants are to decrease waste, improve recycling and provide waste-related education.
Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said the Waste Wise Schools program continues to educate the current and future waste generators, recyclers and re-users in our 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.
The program is administered by the Waste Authority and funded from the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account.