Recycling in schools

Ansa Environmental Services

are available for talks and assemblies. Please contact for more information.

JRO Programme 2022

Due to term shifts to allow for the Queen’s Jubilee and other pressures and changes put on schools, we are altering the way we are running our  JRO Programme this year. The nomination form (MS Word, 74KB)  can be emailed to with the closing date for these being being 23 September 2022. Fill in the names of your  JROs and all the great things your school is doing to help the environment!

The winners and runners up will then be judged by our Board and winners will be notified via email. 

We would also like to invite your  JROs (or other children who have worked on projects to improve the environment) to a special ‘Thank you’ free event at Reaseheath College in September, where there will be light refreshments and a trip around the Zoo! We have limited places available for the zoo visit so reserve your free places as soon as you can! This is our opportunity to thank our wonderful children for all the work they do to help our environment.

Submit your  JRO entries as soon as possible before the 23 September 2022, so we can see all the good work that our wonderful schools are doing for the environment in the Cheshire East Borough!

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.

Page last reviewed: 08 July 2022