Recycling and education for schools

Recycling in schools

Recycling at schools is easy and encourages children to take an interest in the environment in a ‘hands on’ way.

You can recycle all of the following materials in the recycling containers we provide for schools: 

  • Mixed glass bottles and jars
  • Food and drink cans
  • Plastic bottles (no other types of plastic please, only bottles)
  • Mixed card
  • Mixed paper
  • Food and drink cartons
  • Aerosols
  • Telephone directories

The materials can all be mixed together as they are sorted out after collection at a materials recovery facility (read more about this in frequently asked questions).

We can also provide a separate container to collect food waste for composting.

Education support

Learning about recycling and waste reduction in schools is a great way for children to become involved in improving our environment.

We offer a wide range of fun educational activities for schools that enhance the national curriculum and help schools to become more sustainable.

If you are a teacher and would like to book a visit or discuss how we might support your school please contact us.