Information for schools
Mackay Regional Council has free, fun and interactive waste education programs for schools and community groups to utilise
You can visit our recycling centre
Schools and community groups can visit and see our Materials Recovery Facility in-action.
Our facility is located at 42 Crichtons Road, Paget. This is where your recyclables from your yellow-lidded kerbside bin are taken and processed for market.
Please provide a minimum of two weeks' notice to book and secure a tour of our Materials Recovery Facility.
To organise a visit, contact council's Waste Environmental Education Officer on 4961 9051.
Community group visits
Community groups are also encouraged to tour the Materials Recovery Facility. Special arrangements can be made to accommodate community groups out of normal working hours. To organise a visit, contact council's Waste Environmental Education Officer on 4961 9051.School visit
If classes are unable to participate in on-site tours of the Material Recovery Facility, waste education sessions can be delivered in the classroom or the waste education trailer can be booked for a school visit.
Waste education trailer
Mackay Regional Council's Waste Education Trailer is available to come to your school or community group. It contains bright colourful messages on recycling including worm farming and composting initiatives to help reduce our waste. Bookings are essential. For further information please phone the Waste Environmental Education Officer on 4961 9051.
We also have online waste education resources you can use in school or at home.