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Recycling in schools

Collection service

The Council provides all schools with mixed dry recycling and food waste bins and a free weekly collection service. Additional recycling or food waste bins can be requested.

A Recycling Officer can visit and offer advice and support to improve recycling at your school.

Charities such as Scope can provide a textile bank to collect clothes and shoes.

Recycling education

  • Request “What can I recycle” posters to display around the school and encourage pupils to recycle
  • Recycling presentation a Recycling Officer can deliver a classroom activity for primary school aged children. Children and staff learn which waste materials should go into the recycling bin, with a game to reinforce learning
  • Stall at your school event a Recycling Officer can come along to your fete or open day

Let us know if you would like any of these services at your school.

Support for teachers

  • Eco-schools provides a very simple environmental management system that empowers young people to introduce and lead environmental actions and education in their school
  • Online curriculum linked resources are available at Recycle Now
  • Litter picking equipment would you like to organise a litter pick at your school? We can loan you litter picking equipment including child and adult sized litter pickers and gloves.

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