East London Waste Authority
East London Waste Authority

Recycling for Your Community Schools Programme

The Recycle for your Community Schools Programme provides free support to help schools in Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham or Redbridge to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle waste through interactive, curriculum-linked sessions.

Get in touch: recycleFYC@keepbritaintidy.org or 07981 815 068

And sign up to our e-zine to stay in the loop!


Our schools outreach programme aims to engage the whole school with a range of activities to improve reducing, re-using and recycling. If your school is in Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham or Redbridge you are entitled to this FREE outreach programme. Workshops can be run in your school or at MuRFy’s World, an interactive classroom at Jenkins Lane Recycling Centre.

Find out what we have to offer by downloading the Recycle for your Community Schools Brochures:
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and 2
Key Stage 3 and 4

…or get in touch with our dedicated Recycle for your Community Education Officer for any queries or a more bespoke approach:

recycleFYC@keepbritaintidy.org or 07981 815 068


Explore additional aspects of our schools’ offer by using the links below or by navigating the Schools Programme using the top right menu button:

Resources for Schools

Eco-Schools Programme

Workshops and Events for Teachers

Additional Recycling Options

Environmental Education

Schools can recycle paper, tin cans and plastic bottles through your waste collection service. To check recycling facilities in your school please click here to contact your local borough officer.

Sign-up to our termly  E-zine

You can stay up to date with all the latest Recycle for your Community Schools Programme news, events and competitions by signing up to our termly newsletter. We’ll also keep you informed with updates from Eco-Schools England and you’ll receive invites to attend our informative Eco-Schools Teacher Network Meetings.  These meetings are held every term in schools around the four boroughs.  We focus on how to achieve the Bronze, Silver and finally Green Flag award. 

You can unsubscribe at any time.


In addition to the RFYC support programme for schools, there are many other people working in your borough to help your school take action on a wide range of environmental projects. Our Education and Engagement Officer works with all of the below networks on collaborative projects to improve the support and opportunities available to local schools.

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

LBBD Education Team

Dilip Baishya, Waste Minimisation Programme Officer
dilip.baishya@lbbd.gov.uk or 020 8227 5724

The waste minimisation team offer free of charge visits to schools in the borough, to deliver recycling assemblies, talks, workshops and other activities. Talks and assemblies are interactive and will vary in length and specific content depending on each group and the time available generally focusing on waste minimisation, recycling and environmental issues. Re-use workshops have a higher level of interaction and group work than talks and provide a more in-depth knowledge on a subject for smaller interested groups. The team also provides training which is suitable to all who wish to gain in-depth knowledge on a subject and enables participants to engage and promote the issues and pass their knowledge onto others. Training is particularly relevant to Staff, Volunteers and Group leaders that work with specific groups.

In the past, our team delivered these talks and workshops on following topics:

All these activities can be tailored as per individual needs of the school or pupils in consultation with teachers and curricular needs.

Borough Officers also provide free advice to schools on waste and recycling issues and if possible assist with a pupil-led ‘waste audit’ followed by a consultation. This will explore how your school can become more sustainable at the same time as making real cost savings.


London Borough of Newham

Newham Sustainable Schools
Newham Sustainable Schools has been supporting the Newham family of schools for ten years. Sustainability was defined by Bruntland in 1992 as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”  We provide advice, training and resources to help schools develop their campus, curriculum and community.

What’s Your Shoe Size? is a pack of resources and guidance to support schools in reducing their energy usage. Practical guidance and advice is there for School Business Managers, Site Supervisors, Catering and Cleaning Staff as well as whole-school resources for Teachers and Student EcoGroups. Visit the NSS website.


Click on your Borough to discover your nearest Recycling Centre

Barking & Dagenham