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Recycling for schools

Free environmental education programme

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Recycle Now

In March 2007, Lancashire County Council, Blackpool Council and Global Renewables Lancashire Ltd, signed a ground breaking 25-year sustainable waste management contract to reduce, reuse and recycle the household waste of 1.4m people in Lancashire. Included in this contract is the provision of free environmental education to every KS2 (7-11 year old) pupil in Lancashire.

This three stage programme encourages pupils to be the driving force behind the sustainable ethos of their school. We provide memorable learning activities and experiences which equip them with greater knowledge and awareness of the environmental impact of waste on Lancashire and our planet. By challenging attitudes and behaviours, pupils will be guided and encouraged to consider what actions they could take to make a positive difference in the future. All activities are cross curricular and support delivery of the National Curriculum.

The whole three-stage programme is free to schools including the transport to the waste plant in Leyland.

To find out more:


Recycling collections for schools

Lancaster City Council  can provide schools with a recycling collection. Materials that be collected for recycling include:

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bottles
  • Glass
  • Cans

For further information on the recycling service, please telephone trade refuse administration on 01524 582415 or 582416.


School and club visits and activities

If you would like our recycling officer to visit your school or club please contact Lauren Gora on 01524 582466 for more details.

Recycling talks and activities are suitable for primary school aged children. Activities can include paper making, glass painting and model making.

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