Clean Schools

Looking to engage students and reduce litter at your school?

Many schools experience difficulties managing litter and recognise the importance of a clean and healthy environment. Educating students about the effects of litter and influencing beliefs and attitudes are key steps towards behaviour change and litter reduction in the community as a whole.

The Clean Schools program aims at changing the littering behaviour of students through a whole school approach to litter prevention and a range of resources to help. 

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Free resources available to all schools in Western Australia include:

1. Professional Learning for teachers

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FREE PL sessions for primary and secondary schools are available.  In house and online training provides a step-by-step process on how to run the Clean Schools program with personalised support from the Clean Schools Coordinator. 

As an added incentive, Keep Australia Beautiful Council offers a half-day teacher relief subsidy for up to two teachers per school to attend.

Upcoming workshops

Clean Schools metro
Tuesday 7 March 2023
Seacrest Park Community Sporting Facility
93 Seacrest Drive
Sorrento WA 6020

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Clean Schools and WasteSorted Schools
Tuesday 14 March 2023
To be confirmed

Clean Schools and WasteSorted Schools
Tuesday 28 March 2023
Eaton Primary School
35 Diadem Street
Eaton WA 6232

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2. A step by step program planning guide 

This booklet is the guide to implementing the Clean Schools program in your school.  It contains a step-by-step guide to lead you through the program from the methodology, how to get started, implementing the activities, the follow up and evaluation of the program. 

Download the Clean Schools pdf. 


3. Support curriculum materials and activities

auditA range of resources are provided with this program:

  • Displays, posters and fact sheets
  • Litter activities and competitions        
  • Evaluation tools
  • Stickers for kids and school bins
  • Litter collection bags
  • Certificate and recognition of achievement 

Also available: Posters,  large litter bags for a school clean-up, and ongoing support and advice.

Take a look at the free teacher resources 

Need some inspiration?

Have a closer look at how other schools have implemented the Clean Schools program, the challenges, successes and how the program has a made a difference in these school communities.

case studyA case study for Clean Schools [PDF]


case studyJohn Wollaston Anglican School [PDF]


case studyEmmanuel Catholic College [PDF]


case studyCecil Andrews Senior High School [PDF]


More ideas?

Christmas Island SHS students created short anti-litter messages to promote the Bin it message and highlight the impacts of rubbish on the ocean.