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Schools Recycling Programme

Our Schools Recycling Programme offers free support and advice to help schools increase their recycling and reduce their waste. The programme is delivered directly to pupils through practical, fun and sustained learning and can be tailored to meet the individual needs or goals of your school.

How does it work?

A member of our education team will work with your school to deliver a series of sessions, usually three across a term. We find the programme works best with a smaller group of pupils, perhaps a school council or ‘eco-team’ representing different year groups. Through fun, applied group activities the programme is designed to educate the children about why we need to recycle, what materials can be recycled and how. By the end of the programme, the aim is to have created an educated and self-sufficient group who are able to organise and manage recycling, composting and waste minimisation activities within your school. Following the programme, the education team will continue to support your school through follow up sessions, ensuring the improvements you have made continue to deliver great results.

How could your school benefit?

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  • A ready-made project for your school council or green group to lead on
  • An externally-led project offering expert support
  • An opportunity to save money and resources
  • A means of gaining accreditation towards Eco Schools and Sustainable Schools
  • A fun learning experience for pupils

Want to know more?

For full details, including a session plan, download one of our information booklets:

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

If you are interested in signing up to the programme, or require any further details, please contact us at or get in touch with on of our education team:


Areas covered



Jean MacGrory

Eastleigh, New Forest, Winchester

07894 395792

Lesley Price

Fareham, Gosport, Havant, East Hampshire

07894 395794

Rachel Butler

Hart, Rushmoor, East Hampshire, Winchester

07894 395793

We apologise that the Recycle for Hampshire Schools Recycling Programme is not currently available for schools covered by the following authorities:

  • Southampton City Council
  • Portsmouth City Council
  • Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
  • Test Valley Borough Council

For details of education opportunities in these areas, please contact the authority directly.