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We provide local schools with waste and recycling services and education opportunities.

Waste and recycling for schools

We offer free recycling collections of glass, tins and plastics and provide recycling bins.

Paid-for collections of refuse and paper / cardboard recycling are available and can be tailored to meet your needs, adjusting for school holiday periods.

Education and events

Our officers can visit your school to deliver presentations on recycling, litter or sustainability. These talks are free, interactive and can be tailored to suit your needs.

Visits to our recycling site in Cavendish Road can be arranged where pupils have the opportunity to find out what happens to their recycling once it is collected from their house.

Teaching resources, put together for use with KS2 and KS3 pupils, are available from WasteAware and provide teaching support to deliver waste and recycling topics in the classroom.


Eco-Schools is an international awards programme that guides schools through a series of topics to help them become more sustainable.

17 from 28 of our schools are signed up to Eco-schools. To support these schools in working towards their next award, we have created an eco-schools network which provides support, sign-posting and an opportunity to share good practices and resource procurement. This is provided mainly through a contact network, meetings and a newsletter once per term.

Fun zone 

Totally Rubbish at the BBC provides informative, fun games, shows and activities for children.

Stevenage Direct Services

Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House

01438 242323