Congratulations: Recycling Outside and in Year Areas

Congratulations - over the last year, we've seen some real behavioural change in the school:  we've gone from haphazard recycling in some classrooms to thoughtful recycling in all our classrooms, the canteen, outside and in the year areas. We are leading the way - Matthew Arnold school was in touch in November to ask how we have done it!

This is gentle reminder that we all have a responsibility to keep vigilant and be mindful to do the right thing. If you get it wrong, you can contaminate the bins and undo all the care taken by other students.

DO NOT PUT THE FOLLOWING IN THE RED RECYCLING BINS IN YOUR YEAR AREAS AND OUTSIDE  (or the in the green bins in your classrooms):

  • food waste, foody containers or liquids
  • white food trays or cutlery from the canteen – they are not cardboard/plastic and cannot be recycled
  • chewing gum – you shouldn’t even have it in school!
  • crisp packets – these should go in the separate crisp packet collection boxes. If you can’t locate a
    crisp-packet collection box, then put your crisp packet in the ordinary bin

All of these can contaminate a whole bin-full because they are
hard to remove.
Please do not put any item you are not sure about in the recycling bins. Although all the waste gets sorted in the end, it costs more to process if there are lots of items in there that are non-recyclable.

Keep it up!