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Our Waste Services Team can provide a range of activities, talks and assemblies for schools as well as visits to our Recycling Centres for small groups. Activities are provided for both Key Stages at primary and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each school. We also provide activities for other groups such as nurseries and scouts/guides groups. 

  • Assemblies; we can provide a food waste assembly and a compost assembly for the whole school or for one year group. Targeted assemblies are particularly useful when you introduce a new recycling collection to year 7 students. 
  • Activities or talks:  Waste audits (KS2/3), Zero Waste Lunches (KS1/2), Green box collages (KS1/2), Sorting materials (KS2), What happens to the materials we recycle (KS2)
  • Compost activities; we can supply your school with a free compost bin (while stocks last) to compost garden and uncooked kitchen waste.
  • Loan materials; a range of materials are available for loan including display boards, recycling and waste props and paper recycling equipment. Items can be loaned for one or more weeks on request.
  • Talks for staff/INSET sessions; our Waste Campaigns Officers will be happy to talk to teaching, administration and catering staff about new food waste collections and how these will work. Please contact us to arrange a visit.
  • Road shows  our Waste Awareness Officers run road shows and pop up shops using our own fully kitted out promotional van. We would be happy to attend your school fetes or other school activities providing educational games, recycled freebies and information for pupils and parents alike.
  • For educational support please contact our Team on 01225 394157.

External waste education resources

There is lots of teaching guidance, case studies and resources provided by recycling organisations. These include:

WARPit (

 Schools can access FREE furniture, stationery and equipment that are no longer needed and are being given away locally. The Council, local universities and Avon & Somerset Police, are uploading surplus items onto the network such as desks, chairs, drawers, shelving, fixtures and fittings, and stationery. See The Hub for more details.


Recycle Now (

 An extensive resource of free downloadable recycling materials for schools including recycling posters for children and teachers, recycling signage, education worksheets (national curriculum based topics), a photography library and more. Schools can sign up to the website free.

Eco Schools (   

Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life.

Recycle More (

 A one-stop recycling information centre for help and advice on all aspects of recycling at home, at school and in the workplace.

Recycle Zone (

A site for schools, children and teachers that tells you what's what in the world of waste! Although this site is called recyclezone, recycling is only one of the things we can do about waste. We talk about the 3Rs - reduce, reuse, recycle.

Ollie Recycles (

Ollie Recycles is a website for kids all about the 3R's – "Reduce, Re-use, Recycle." It's full of games, puzzles and loads of information for your school projects

Love Food Hate Waste (

Learn how to waste less and save money on food with a host of food related information and tips. 


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