School's Waste Action Club (SWAC)
SWAC works with schools and community groups in the borough to promote the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle).
They also work with schools to install new recycling schemes and to help promote existing ones.
SWAC is an award-winning programme and can provide a variety of free fun, curriculum based activities for use in primary and secondary schools.
A full list of our curriculum-linked Schools Waste Action Club activities is available in PDF format under Related Downloads. This includes learning about worms, composting and paper making.
Talking rubbish helps schools to:
- Deliver the National Curriculum through a wide range of subjects
- Improve their environmental management
- Contribute towards Eco-school award status
- Save costs on materials and waste disposal
- Raise their profile within the local community
- Encourage social responsibility and "global citizenship"
If your school would like a visit from SWAC or would like more information, please contact Cairis Hickey or Helen Barclay on 020 3045 4629, or complete the online form.
Recycling in schools
Schools are offered the following recycling schemes free of charge:
- Paper and cardboard
- Food waste
- Plastic bottles and cans
- Glass bottles and jars (available for school catering staff)
If your school is interested in any of the above recycling schemes please contact SWAC on 020 3045 4629 or complete the online form.
Eco-Schools is a brilliant international award programme for schools which help them to become more sustainable. Schools work towards their bronze, silver and green flag award by completing projects which will improve the environment of their school.
More information is available on the Eco-Schools website.
To help schools with their Eco-Schools awards SWAC have written a guide to completing Eco-Schools . The guide also contains information on how SWAC can help schools with their awards.
Want to know more about reducing, reusing and recycling your waste?
Find lots of facts and information to help with lesson plans under external websites.
- Schools Waste Action Club (SWAC) Full details for Schools Waste Action Club (SWAC)