Recycling in schools
School waste engagement activities
Due to Government Guidelines on Covid-19, all community and school waste engagement activities are online.
Follow Ansa Environmental Services on social media and look out for Ansa’s Facebook live sessions where Lisa Collas and Alison Jenkins will talk about waste reduction in Cheshire East.
For recycling tips and useful waste reduction information, check out the fantastic ‘Waste a Minute series’ on Ansa Environmental Services’ communities page.
Schools and recycling activities
We invite all Cheshire East schools to join the Junior Recycling Officers scheme and the Secondary Recycling Challenge. Schools can nominate up to 4 pupils from Years 4 to 6 (ideally Year 5) each year to become Junior Recycling Officers and to take forward the message ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ to school, friends and family. They get a starter pack full of information and recycled stationery from the Waste Education Officer visiting their school.
The Waste Education Officer can lead assemblies and run recycling workshops. Pupils are encouraged to present assemblies, run competitions and set up recycling schemes and collections. Supporting material linked to current recycling campaigns is provided throughout the year, via newsletters, posters and ideas for competitions. For example, recycled robots, creating recipes from leftover food and poster designs promoting recycling.
Both schemes are open to special schools. Contact us if you would like more information about the activities we're running or would like support with your own activities.
For Primary schools
For Secondary schools
We have useful materials on the Junior Recycling Officers Resource page.