Children's Recycling Resources

Teaching children about recycling, litter and waste issues provide 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, now tailored for at home teaching during the Coronavirus outbreak.
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           Children can recycle!

If you have any suggestions for further activities, craft sheets, drop us an email. Send in pictures of your work if you would like us to share them on our social channels. Our email address is: 

Keep well, keep safe and keep recycling!

Colouring In Sheets

Craft Ideas

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             Recycling craft ideas

Activity Ideas

Fun Worksheets

Videos and Songs

Recycling weblinks

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

Recycling Poster, Leaflets and Presentation

Recycling Poster (PDF, 3.1MB)
Recycling Leaflet (PDF, 3.4MB)
What happens at the Recycling Factory leaflet (PDF, 604KB)

Presentation: Recycling in MK (PPTX, 8.6MB)

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World War 2 National Savage Campaign

Recycling Facts Posters

Bin Posters


Further resources for Secondary School students are available here.

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MK Eco Warriors - new scheme

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          MK Eco Warrior scheme

From January 2020 primary schools in Milton Keynes can sign up for the new MK Eco Warriors scheme, designed to encourage and educate children about local environmental issues.

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Free school trips to the Recycling Factory, MK Waste Recovery Park and School Assemblies and Community Talks

Currently suspended due to the Coronavirus outbreak

To register your interest in future talks and tours once these become available again please email

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Last Updated: 29 June 2020