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Recycling for schools


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 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.

Additionally, the charity Traid has an active education programme which focuses on textile recycling. There's no charge. Email  to get involved.

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.

Further information

View Recycle Now's Recycling at School information

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