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Recycling resources for schools

Arrange a free waste education visit

At your school

A qualified teacher will teach your pupils the value of reducing waste by reusing and recycling materials.

Visits can include a whole school assembly followed by practical activities for two classes, looking at a range of materials and linking with national curriculum science targets.

At a waste education centre

Visits to Waterbeach recycling plant near Cambridge are suitable for classes of up to 30 pupils and are free if you're able to provide your own transport.

The education centre and activities are linked to national curriculum requirements and have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.

To book a visit, contact our waste education officer, Monika Koziara:

Email: monika.koziara@amey.co.uk

Phone: 07710 185503

Key Stage 2 materials

For quick exercises, we have fact and activity sheets covering 10 topics from the basics of waste to waste electricals and electronic equipment.

Our waste education pack provides a comprehensive collection of information, teaching notes and activity sheets to cover multiple areas of the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum.

Key Stage 3 materials

This Key Stage 3 education pack was developed by Groundwork Hertfordshire in partnership with SQ Environmental Trust, Welwyn Hatfield District Council and the WasteAware Partnership.

Activities and games for students

Get children involved in recycling by trying out some games and activities:

Recycling at your school

Every school in Hertfordshire is entitled to two free composters and kitchen caddies. Contact us to claim yours.

Contact your local district or borough council to see if your school could be included in their kerbside collection scheme.

The Apsley Paper Trail project in Hemel Hempstead accepts paper from schools for free, to be recycled locally. Please call them on 01442 234600 for further details.