Understanding the key role that education plays in achieving Zero Waste, Xtreme Zero Waste offers a comprehensive educational programme within our schools, with visitors, and within our community.

We offer site tours and education in schools.

Xtreme Zero Waste’s education programme is supported by Waikato District Council, Auckland Council, Waipa District Council, and visitors to the centre.

The Zero Waste Education (ZWE) programme has been educating children about the topic of sustainable resource use since 1993.  This award-winning programme is now offered to over 480 schools throughout New Zealand to students in years 1-8 each year.

If your school is offered Zero Waste Education, it is provided by your council and usually from the Waste Levy funds.  This free Council programme enables children to investigate the link between the earth’s natural resources, the products they use and see around them and the resulting waste (natural resources we no longer want) that pollutes our environment.

This comprehensive programme consists of different units each focusing on a specific solution to our waste problem.  As the units alternate each year students will constantly receive new material.  They will have received 9 units by the time they leave Year 8 with the possibility of a Unit in Year 9 or 10.

Preschool – Zero..the No Rubbish Hero

Years 1/2 – Is that Really Rubbish and Litterless Lunchboxes

Years 3/4 – Reduce Unit and Reuse Unit

Years 5/6 – Recycle Unit and Compost Unit

Years 7/8 – Resource Sustainability Unit and Water Unit

Year 9/10 – Waste Audit


Thank you for your continued support.

For all education enquires, Contact Us.