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An interactive game with a supporting lesson plan where students investigate what happens to household waste and recyclables after it has been collected. The lesson focus’ on the waste pyramid (hierarchy) of avoidance, reuse, recycle and disposal. Use the game Waste Sort to learn about the importance of preparing waste and resources, sorting it properly to avoid contamination at the waste management centers. Complete a scientific investigation on how landfills work and the negative impact that our waste can have on the natural environment.


Geography, Technology, English, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education, Digital Technologies

Year Level

Year 4

Type of Resource

Online Game, Lesson Plans

Time to complete activity

45 minutes