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FREE Waste Electrical Collections for Schools - Register by 30th September 2018!

If your school has unwanted electrical items (anything with a plug or battery is accepted) you can apply to have them picked up for free in our October collections.
We’ve simplified the registration process so there are just 6 categories to choose from and you only need a minimum of 5 items for collection.

WasteAware is also offering the opportunity to raise awareness with your pupils and parents around what to do when you have finished with the increasing number of electrical items we now all use.  If your school opts (by 17 September) to include items from parents, your school will be entered into a prize draw for a £1,000 Herts Fullstop voucher.

We’ll provide a leaflet explaining the collections, for pupils to share with their parents, as well as assembly materials to introduce the topic to pupils.
Please see the webpage for further information and to register.


Teacher gives FREE assemblies & innovative practical sessions to help your pupils be more WasteAware

Your pupils can learn about an amazing array of materials for your Science targets.

As part of its contract with Amey, who manage Hertfordshire’s Household Waste Recycling Centres, Herts CC are able to offer free outreach visits to Hertfordshire schools, one day a week, through Amey’s Waste Education Officer, Monika Koziara.

Monika is a highly motivated and enthusiastic qualified teacher with 12 years of education experience. With a natural creativity and a passion for a Green Planet, Monika is committed to developing and delivering a wide range of engaging activities.

A typical outreach session includes a whole school assembly focusing on the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling, followed by practical activities for 2 classes. There is a selection of exciting activities, which all have links to the national curriculum. For the activity focusing on materials, Monika will bring along a collection of materials which will get your pupils discussing properties, provenance and more besides.

To book an outreach visit, or for more information contact Monika Koziara: (please include the town your school is in) or phone 07817969315.







New WasteAware education pack for KS2

Is your school trying to become more eco? Do you want your students to know more about waste and recycling? If so you might be interested in the new WasteAware Key Stage 2 education pack.

WasteAware flyer

Available to download at:

The new pack features 10 factsheets and teacher resource packs covering a variety of waste topics:

  • The basics of waste
  • Collecting waste
  • What happens to our waste?
  • Waste or resource?
  • Waste minimisation
  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • Home composting
  • Litter
  • WEEE (Waste electrical and electronic equipment)


Each double sided factsheet is suitable for both students and teachers, giving a general overview on the topic as well as a host of interesting facts.

The teacher resource packs feature a wide variety of activities for use in the classroom or as homework projects. These range from word puzzles to practical activities such as creating a bird feeder from a drinks carton.

With links to curriculum subjects such as Maths, English and Science this educational resource is suitable to dip in and out of as needed. So whether you want to dedicate a lesson to waste, or your school is planning a whole eco day this resource can help.

To access the new waste education pack and other educational resources for waste visit


Paper Trail, Aspley Mill

The project is based at two locations in Apsley, near Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire – Frogmore Mill, where the world’s first commercial mechanical paper machine was invented in 1803 (still a working Victorian heritage paper mill), and the former headquarters of the John Dickinson Stationery Company.  It offers a wide range of opportunities for schools including the heritage centre, recycled papermaking, schools enterprise and recycling projects, and education and training programmes. For more information visit:


WOT-EVER Scrap store in Welwyn Garden City?

Scrap from Wot-ever storeFor a small annual fee our members help themselves to all kinds of inspiring materials whenever they want to.  We collect stuff that is thrown out by local industry and make it available for creative re-use.

Anyone can be a member; Individuals, Nursery schools, playgroups, after school clubs, Community groups, Schools, Colleges etc.

Materials include, paper, card, fabrics, wools, buttons, foams, shiny foils, wallpaper, plastics & much more.


Unit 6 Bridgegate Centre, Martinfield, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1JG
Tel: 01707 371719/273294

  • Mondays 11.00 am – 3.00 pm
  • Thursday’s 12.00 - 5.00 pm
  • Saturday 10.00 am - 12.00


Watford Recycling Arts Project (WRAP)

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Wrap Recycling Arts Project...Watford Recycling Arts Project (WRAP)
Suite 4, Building 1, Siskin House
Marlins Meadow
off Hatters Lane
Watford WD18 8YA

Tel: 01923 231395


Click to view larger photo...Voluntary sector charity collecting high quality pre- and post-production waste from from local industries for creative use by families, schools, playworkers, artists, and many other community groups. Runs art and craft workshops - details on request. Premises financially supported by Watford Council. Materials include fabric, plastic, mouldings, wadding, leather, foam, tubing, tiles and many other items.

Some businesses may make savings in waste disposal costs by donating. Collects material - phone to make arrangements.

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Tuesday 14.00-16.30

Thursday 14.00-18.00

Wednesday and Saturday 10.00-12.00


Annual subscription: £15 for Individuals, £35 for a Group, £100 for Schools.

There is a £10 admin fee for all subscriptions.
(Updated January 2014)


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