WasteBuster Free Waste Education Programme Membership for Mid Sussex Primary Schools

West Sussex Local Authorities are currently offering free membership to the national WasteBuster schools programme for Mid Sussex schools.

WasteBuster provides a wide range of cross-curricular teaching resources to make waste education an exciting part of the curriculum. Guidance for working towards all levels of Eco-Schools accreditation, and clear, practical guidance, news and information on reducing waste and recycling in school.

Find all the resources you need to run an eco-campaign, incorporate eco-activities into other areas of the curriculum such as English, Maths, Science or Art & Design or deliver a focused scheme of work on the environment on the Wastebuster website. the Wastebuster Teachers Bin is crammed full of lesson plans, interactive assemblies, PowerPoint presentations, worksheets, art and craft activities, games and much more!

If your school would like a password reminder, please contact with your school name and postcode.

If you would like more information about WasteBuster, please visit WasteBuster or email or call 01483 893550

MSDC Education Programme for Schools

Mid Sussex District Council can also provide limited sessions for schools around recycling for both  Primary and Secondary schools and it is available to other groups and organisations as well.

Sessions, for assemblies or class rooms, are  linked to the National Curriculum and are packed with information and fun activities delivered by trained and enthusiastic staff.

Please email to see what is available.

Community Groups

Talks and presentations about refuse & recycling and waste reduction in Mid Sussex are available on request for Community Groups. Please get in touch to see what we can offer.

The West Sussex Waste Prevention Advisors may also be able to offer you a session. Please look at the West Sussex Waste Prevention website

Material Recycling Facility Education Room at Ford

All recycling collected at the kerbside in West Sussex is sorted at a state of the art Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) (run by Viridor on behalf of WSCC) in Ford, near Arundel. Attached to this facility is an Education Room, which allows school children to learn and see for themselves what happens to their recycling after it is collected from their homes. This facility is available to class sized groups of children in Key Stage Two and above.

It is also available for visits from groups of adults of  minimum 8, maximum 14 people.

To find out more and book, please go to Recycle for West Sussex

Recycling Collections for Schools

We can provide recycling bins for schools. Recycling collections are fortnightly and done at the same time as surrounding houses.

If your schools does not have recycling facilities and you are interested in introducing some, please  Tel: 01444 477440 or email

Eco Schools

Eco-Schools is an International Award Scheme for schools that provides a framework for improving their environmental performance. We would like to support schools in applying for Eco School Awards, if you have any questions please email: