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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 paper, glass, tins and plastics which can be arranged by calling our Customer Service Centre on 01438 242242. We provide recycling bins which are emptied every fortnight.

Paid for collections for refuse and cardboard recycling are available and can be arranged by phoning our depot reception on 01438 218888. This can be tailored to meet your needs adjusting for school holiday periods.

We also provide food waste collections for schools who offer school dinners to reduce food waste from school kitchens and lunches. Contact our Customer Service Centre for more information.

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.

To arrange a school presentation or visit to the waste transfer station please contact our Environmental Campaigns Team on 01438 242894.

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 of 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 practice and resource procurement. This is provided mainly though 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.

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