Recycling in schools

We provide schools with a number of opportunities to recycle:

Batteries recycling initiative

We run the battery recycling initiative every year in partnership with European Recycling Platform (ERP). 

We ask pupils to bring used household batteries into school for recycling. All participating schools compete with other schools in the Borough to win exciting prizes at a special award ceremony at the end of the school year.

If your schools would like to take part, please contact us for a registration form.

Free compost bin for schools

All schools in the county borough are entitled to a free compost bin with a 'how to use' handbook. This can be used to recycle items such as fruit, vegetable peelings, grass, paper and small amounts of cardboard (but not cooked food).

Eco Schools

The Eco Schools Programme is a Europe wide project designed to encourage environmental education and action.

The Eco Schools Award Scheme is a straightforward and flexible way for schools to extend environmental lessons outside the classroom and apply them to the day-to-day running of the school. It involves all members of the school community, including pupils, staff and governors working together to develop plans, set and achieve realistic targets and establish an eco code.

There are several themes: litter, water, energy, transport, school grounds, healthy living, waste minimisation and recovery and global citizenship. There are three levels of awards, the bronze award, the silver award and the prestigious green flag.

All schools in Caerphilly county borough have now signed up to the eco schools programme.

For more information about the Eco Schools Programme contact the Sustainable Development Officer on 01495 235141 or email sustainabledevelopment@caerphilly.gov.uk.

Kids Go Green website

Kids Go Green is a website dedicated to educating children and young people about the importance of environmental awareness and the impact we can all have on the future of our planet if we follow the 3R's, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Meet Rhodri the Recycling Ranger and learn how you can help keep our planet healthy and green. Remember, most of what we throw away can be reduced, reused or recycled to help our environment. By practicing the 3R's regularly you really are making a big difference.

Visit the Kids Go Green website.