Schools, charities and places of worship
Recycling for schools
- To get orange-lidded banks for mixed recycling, contact Waste Services (container hire and collection charges apply).
- To get free re-usable orange bags for storing recyclables in classrooms, contact Waste Services.
- To get free recycling containers and collections for batteries, contact BatteryBack.
- Find out how to set up free cooking oil collections.
- Find out how to recycle empty ink and toner cartridges.
- Collect old CDs and DVDs and make money for your school
- To get collections of unwanted electrical equipment for recycling, contact 123 Recycle for Free (charges apply). Alternatively, they can be delivered free-of-charge to the dedicated recycling container for electricals at the Household Waste Recycling Centre in Smugglers Way, Wandsworth SW18.
- Raise funds for the school or charity by recycling textiles with Scope, Traid or Wastebusters.
Recycling Centre tours
The Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Smuggler's Way, Wandsworth is where all Wandsworth's mixed recycling material is sorted out. It has an education room overlooking the sorting machinery and can take classes of up to 30 students at Key Stages 1 and 2. On the tour staff will explain how the MRF works and how residual rubbish is transported down the river on barges for incineration at an "energy from waste" incinerator.
To book at tour email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8875 8885/9.
Recycle at school programme
Free support is available from Recycle Western Riverside's Recycle at School programme. This can help your school reduce waste, recycle more and raise students' understanding of why this is important.
Composting at school
Composting options for schools - View special offers on composting equipment or, for more specialist equipment that could compost your school's canteen waste, see the Ridan Composter or Tidy Planet Rocket composter. Read a case study about a school that composts it's canteen waste.