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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, the contractor for Hertfordshire’s Household Waste Recycling Centres, HCC 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 of Art with 11 years of experience in primary and secondary education. 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 your local recycling scheme, followed by practical activities for 2 classes. There is a selection of exciting activities to choose from, which all have links to the national curriculum. For the activity focusing on materials, Monika will bring along an exciting collection of materials which will get your pupils discussing properties, provenance and more besides.

Amey has been operating an education centre at its main waste treatment and recycling plant at Waterbeach near Cambridge since 2009. The centre and activities are linked to the National Curriculum requirements and have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOTC) Quality Badge. If your school would be interested in visiting the Waterbeach education centre to learn more about waste treatment, recycling and composting processes in situ this can also be arranged. Visits are suitable for a class of up to 30 pupils and are free of charge if you are able to provide your own transport.

To book an outreach visit, or for more information contact Monika Koziara: (please include the town your school is in) or phone 07710 185503.


School Waste Electrical Recycling Collections 26th – 30th September 2016

Does your school have unwanted electrical items?

Hertfordshire Schools are again being offered the opportunity to recycle unwanted or broken electrical equipment through a free collection service in September 2016

WasteAware continue to work with partner organisation European Recycling Platform (ERP) to provide the popular collection service which sees ERP pick-up anything with a plug or a battery free of charge from Hertfordshire school premises, so long as there are ten or more items for collection.

Schools who wish to register for a collection simply need to complete an electronic registration form at:

by midday on Wednesday 7th September 2016 listing items for collection.
Please note this is the first week of the new 2016/17 term.

Example items for collection include: mobile phones, video players, computers, monitors, laptops, projectors, printers, cookers, microwaves, dishwashers, battery-operated toys, power tools, electric kettles, televisions, electric heaters, radios, fridges and freezers.

This year we are offering pupils the chance to bring in waste electricals from home. Please ask pupils and parents to confirm any large items they will be bringing in and include these on your form. Items small enough to fit in a carrier bag can be delivered on the arranged collection date without pre-registration. Please see the Grid for a letter which can be sent home to get parents and pupils involved.

Please note items in working order can be re-used. Charities such as the British Heart Foundation collect electrical items. They welcome electrical items suitable for re-sale, as they generate precious funding and make best use of the item. Electrical items should not be disposed of in a normal bin because they contain valuable raw materials which can be reclaimed to use again.

WasteAware can confirm that ERP provides a fully compliant WEEE disposal service where items will be treated to recover the metals and plastics which they contain. The recovered materials will be sent on to manufacturers to be made into new products.

If you have any questions please contact the WasteAware co-ordinator Helena Jackson on or on 01992 555324 (Helena works Monday, Wednesday and Friday).

School Waste Electrical Recycling Collections - Parents Letter


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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