Earth Carer's Course

Ever wanted to know exactly where your waste goes, or how to run a low waste household? Do you want to compost like a pro or get the secrets to green cleaning?

Join us for the City’s Earth Carers course. We will uncover the mysteries of waste on a global, national and local level. We will get hands on with interactive sessions, a guided tour of the Regional Resource Recovery Centre, composting and worm farming demonstrations, learning what can be recycled in the community, and tips to encourage others to reduce waste. The course runs for five sessions starting on Wednesday 21 September.

Peg Davies (Lessen with Peg) has worked in the waste industry for several years. Peg's experienced in all things waste, from organics to plastics and litter. Her informative, interactive and friendly workshops will answer all your questions. You will also hear from the City of Melville's Waste Team. Light supper is included in evening sessions.

Earth Carer graduates join a community of like-minded people and help to promote waste minimisation in the local community.

Ticketing and Proof of Residence

Please buy a ticket based on which council you belong to. Please bring proof of residence to the first session.


For any further enquiries, please contact the Waste Education Officer - [email protected]

Course Details

Session 1

Wednesday 21 September 6.00pm-8.30pm

Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre

Introduction to waste: The history of waste, where exactly does your waste go now, and why do we have so much of it?

Session 2

Sunday 25 September 9.30am-12.00pm

Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre

Organic waste: Learn everything you need to get you up and running with your own composting and/or worm farm system. Plus you will learn about community gardens, ShareWaste and other options.

Session 3

Wednesday 28 September, 6.00pm-8.30pm

Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre

Detailed Waste Sorting and Living Lightly: Let's get intimate with waste! Look into various future options for WA's waste. Explore recycling and sorting in depth. Take waste reduction into your household with decluttering, conscious consuming and changing habits.

Session 4

Saturday 1 October 11.00am-12.30pm

Resource Recovery Group Canning Vale Centre

Tour of the Resource Recovery Group Canning Vale Centre: See what the City of Melville is doing with the contents of your yellow lidded recycling bin and lime green lidded FOGO bin.

Session 5

Wednesday 5 October, 6.00pm-8.30pm

Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre

Share and Celebrate: Find out what you can do in your community and where to go with your newfound knowledge! Last but not least celebrate our final session together!


Event Details

Event Date:
Wednesday 21st September, 2022 to
Wednesday 5th October, 2022

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre - 555 Leach Highway, Winthrop

$20 - $50

Registration information:

Bookings are essential. Regiser here.