Recycle Virtual Education Service

Over one thousand Greater Manchester residents have joined our live virtual recycling tours since they were launched in September- why don’t you without leaving your sofa?

In response to not being able to welcome visitors at our Education Centres because of the Covid pandemic, Greater Manchester residents, community groups, home educators and schools (including whole year groups and classes) have enjoyed virtual recycling sessions instead. These include a tour around the Material Recovery Facility to see the mixed recycling being separated, information on what items to put in which bin and a question and answer session. To book for yourself or your community group, email us at education@

Another way to keep the kids busy is with waste related worksheets, recycling films, a quiz and a gallery for children to show off their “rubbish” artwork. All our worksheets are linked to the National Curriculum and cover maths, science, STEM and history. They support the learning of students from Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage 4. Our films help residents to understand what things go in each bin and what happens to your waste and why we should recycle- these are great resources to incorporate recycling and the environment into home learning.

The quiz is open to anyone who would like to test their recycling knowledge, but especially groups who have taken part in a virtual session with the education team. They will have been given a code to submit their quiz results and that group may win a prize. Children (with the help of their parent/guardian) can also upload a photograph to our Gallery of an art project about reducing, reusing or recycling rubbish at home. You will be able to see all the entries displayed in the gallery and once per month there will be a draw and the winning entry will receive a super cute Recycling Superhero teddy!

Find out more at www.recycleforgreater



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