Schools Recycling

School recycling is collected fortnightly the same day as the household recycling in the village or town the school is in. Approximately 80% of this can be recycled.

Schools can recycle using the same colour bins as at home, with blue bins collected fortnightly, and food waste collected weekly.

Blue bin
Glass bottles and jars
Plastic bottles
Tin Foil
Food and drinks cans
Plastic pots tubs and trays
Silver food caddy
All food waste
Cooked and uncooked
Meat and fish (inc. bones)
Fruit and vegetables
Bread and Pastries
Plate scrapings and leftovers


If you are unsure what bin your waste item should go in have a look on our A-Z recycling guide.

All schools have been sent a collection calendar, but please let us know if you need a replacement.

Please note, bins must be out for collection by 7:00 am on collection day. Collections will occur between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm that day.

If your school would like to book a visit from the Northants Waste Bus or an assembly on a waste and recycling theme, please visit Slim Your Bin At School to find out more. This free service is run by the Northamptonshire Waste & Energy Education Team for Secondary Schools and pupils in KS 1 & 2. Landfill tours for community groups and schools can also be arranged.

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