Children's Recycling Resources

Teaching children about recycling, litter and waste issues provides essential life lessons. Learning how our actions impact our environment creates life-long, positive habits.
We hope you enjoy these recycling teaching resources for children. If you require them in a more accessible format please email wasteeducation@milton-keynes.gov.uk
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            Children can recycle!


Recycling presentation, videos and song
Recycling leaflets and posters
Resources for Early Years Foundation and KS1
Resources for KS2
MK Eco Warriors for KS2
Activities and Crafts - suitable for all ages
Recycling web links
School Trips and Talks

We hope you enjoy these resources for children of all ages, which can be used at home or in school. Any queries please email wasteeducation@milton-keynes.gov.uk 

Recycling presentation, videos and song

Parks Trust also offer on-line assemblies, including littering, looking after the environment.

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Recycling leaflets and posters

To request leaflets to be posted out please email wasteeducation@milton-keynes.gov.uk stating amount required.

Classroom wall posters:

Bin posters:

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Resources for Early Years Foundation and KS1

Use these resources to encourage young children to help with recycling and care for the environment. Also, find additional activity and craft resources suitable for all ages listed further down this webpage.

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Resources for KS2

World War 2 National Savage Campaign

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          MK Eco Warrior scheme

MK Eco Warriors for KS2

Free to all MK Junior Schools the Eco Warriors scheme is designed to encourage and educate children about their impact on the environment. A5 activity booklet are provided for each participating pupil, which include activities on recycling, litter, appreciating nature, getting out and about, etc.

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Activities and Crafts - suitable for all ages

Craft Ideas 

Find even more free on-line environmental activities on the Parks Trust resources webpage.

Recycle Now schools pages also provide nationally produced resources in partnership with WRAP.

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Recycling web links

Check what goes in each recycling container and then test a grow-up!

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Preloved school uniform

Advice on setting up a preloved school uniform shop (PDF, 352KB)

Free MK School trips and talks

Currently suspended due to the Covid-19

To register your interest in future talks and tours of the MK Recycling Factory and MK Waste Recovery Park once these become available again please email wasteeducation@milton-keynes.gov.uk. Please see instead our Eco Warrior scheme and classroom Power Point presentation listed above.

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Last Updated: 3 February 2021