Covid-related service disruption

Waste collections may be delayed as regular staff are absent due to illness and/or self-isolation.

Agency staff are in place to provide the usual service. However there may still be delays to your normal collection day and time.

Thank you for your patience and sorry for any inconvenience.

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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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