East London Waste Authority
East London Waste Authority

Resources for Schools

The resources listed below are available for schools and community groups in Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham and Redbridge to hire for free.

To book any of the resources below, or request further information please contact our Education and Engagement Officer, RecycleFYC@keepbritaintidy.org or call 07891 815 068.

(Re)Love Our Stuff Kit

(Re)Love Our Stuff is an innovative, curriculum linked enterprise project for schools.


This project enables the 20180426_151820 convenient and easy reuse of unwanted or outgrown children’s clothing with pupils using their skills to plan, organise, set up and run their own second-hand clothes shop in school. Recycle For Your Community will provide your school with support along the way, a ‘How To’ Guide for Teachers, supporting workshops and loan of kit to make your shop look the part. The kit includes clothes rails, hangers, a till and shop signs.




Lorax library


‘Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not!’ The Lorax Library is a literacy resource containing 33 copies of The Lorax and is a perfect class activity to introduce any eco-topic, particularly pollution, deforestation and waste, within KS2. The library also offers a Guided Reading pack of six 20-minute sessions.


The 3R’s Library

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Support your studying with fiction and non-fiction books suitable for KS1 through to KS2. Titles include Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish, Litterbug Doug, Colin The Cardboard Box and many more. Over 40 different book titles available.

“The books were a fantastic resource. We used them in almost every lesson – English, RE, Science and Debate Club.” Teacher at St Francis Catholic Primary School

DVD Library

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Schools can borrow films with an environmental theme. Currently available: The Lorax, Wall-e and Happy Feet!


Box of delights
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The Box of Delights brings together many reused items including a woven paper basket, a belt made from a fire hose and a purse made from ring pulls. These may be used to enhance temporary eco displays or as part of a classroom activity to inspire creative ideas around material reuse. By seeing and handling items made from ‘waste’ materials, the 3R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle) message is brought to life for pupils in a fun and creative way.



Litter pickers

Is there an area near you that could do with some TLC? Then organise a Big Tidy Up and we can loan you litter pickers, gloves and hi-vis vests, as well as advice and the all important Risk Assessment. By spending time cleaning their local environment we hope children will develop strong anti-litter behaviours and share these with friends and family to reduce the amount of litter.
Litter is one of the nine Eco-Schools topics and organising a litter pick is a great way of working on this topic.

Read our quick ‘How to’ guide (PDF 59kb) to get started, then visit:

Keep Britain Tidy’s Litter Heroes website contains further information about organising a litter pick at school or in a public space.


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