Strathfield Enviro Squad is Council’s program to support local schools with encouraging students, teachers, staff, parents and our wider community to implement better waste management practices by recycling, composting and worm farming.

The program provides schools with workshops for teachers and students, as well as branded supporting material outlined below in step 2.

Students will need to come up with a school project action and implementation plan, then develop a home project, and finally work on a community project to engage their school community and surroundings.

The program is free and supported by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

Strathfield Enviro Squad starts after schools confirm their interest and complete a baseline survey.

Step 1: Training the Trainers – Workshop for teachers from who want to run the program in their schools

Step 2: SES School receive program kit with:

  • SES Hi-Vis (30 units max.)
  • SES Journal (30 units max.)
  • mini bins (15 units max.)
  • 1x Mini Bin USB Drive
  • 6x A3 classroom posters
  • 8x A4 bin stickers
  • 2 decks of Waste Less Recycle More Card Game
  • SES School Program Certificates to Students and Teachers
  • Digital access to activities, references, recycling games, etc.
  • In-kind support from Council Environmental Project Officers for Waste and Biosecurity

Step 3: SES Schools book Workshops (Waste Audit; Compost / Worm Farm; Weed Management and Composting; Better Recycling; Enviro Conscious Buyers) –online or in person

Step 4: SES Schools develop School Project, Home Project and Community Project

Step 5: Council rewards schools and students with the best waste projects through SES Program


Strathfield Enviro Squad - School Kit