The Waste Initiatives team at Leicestershire County Council are keen to increase our engagement with primary schools around waste prevention, reuse, recycling and composting messages, by developing some new online resources for schools to use in their day to day classes.

To help us to understand which resources and methods of engagement would be useful we are looking to engage with some schools before the end of term so that we can work on the resources in time for the start of the new term. Would you be happy to arrange a short conversation with us and answer a few questions over the phone, before the end of term. If so, please see contact details below:

Contact Sallie Butt, Email: Tel: 0116 305 2843


All of our resources are free to Leicestershire schools and academies, ranging from assemblies and workshops to downloadable resources and projects including the Schools’ Recycling Challenge.

Our assemblies and workshops focus on ways to minimise your waste and energy usage, whether that be by reducing food waste, textile waste, composting or recycling more and we can tailor them to suit current energy, waste and recycling topics that your school may be working on.

Unfortunately, we’re unable to provide face-to-face assemblies and workshops at the present time but we’ve recently developed pre-recorded video presentations which can be watched online during assemblies or within the classroom, for free, to pre-booked schools.


Recycling (7 minutes):  Information around the importance of recycling; what happens to your recycling once it leaves your home and the issues around putting the wrong things in the recycling bin.

Composting (5 minutes): This covers the benefits of composting; how the process works and what items to put in.

Food Waste (4 minutes): This covers the impact of food waste; why it’s important to not throw food away and tips on reducing your own food waste at home.

Love Your Clothes (5 minutes):  Facts and information on textile waste and advice on smart buying, care and repair, upcycling, re-fashion and responsible disposal.


Please complete our online form here to express an interest in accessing our pre-recorded videos.  We will then be in touch to discuss your requirements further.

To find out further information and to download resources please click on the link to our page on Leicestershire Traded Services.

0116 305 7005