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

WasteBuster provides a wide range of teaching resources to make waste education an exciting part of the school year. Including:

  • Clear, practical guidance for working towards all levels of Eco-Schools accreditation
  • News and information on reducing waste and recycling in school
  • How to run an eco-campaign
  • How to incorporate eco-activities into other areas of the curriculum such as English, Maths, Science or Art and Design
  • How to create a focused scheme of work on the environment
  • Lesson plans
  • Interactive assemblies
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Worksheets
  • Art and craft activities
  • Games and much more

If your school would like a password reminder, please get in touch using the contact details below. You will need your school name and postcode.

Contact WasteBuster
Tel: 01483 893550

Recycling collections for schools

We can provide recycling bins for schools. Collections are every two weeks. For dates and times of collections enter your postcode on our bin collection page.

If you want recycling facilities at your school please contact us.

Eco schools

Eco-Schools is a global programme involving millions of children across 64 different countries. It is the largest environmental schools programme in the world.

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy is the Eco-Schools National Operator for England. More than 18,000 schools are registered and 1,200 schools currently hold the Eco-Schools Green Flag.

Mid Sussex will be happy to support any school that wants to apply for eco-school status. For more information email:

Material Recycling Facility (MRF)

The Education Centre at Ford is a unique visitor experience allowing children and adults to see what happens inside an MRF.

Visits to the MRF are free of charge to schools and community groups in West Sussex and last about two hours. Visitors go out onto the viewing platform to see the MRF in action.

Please note that due to health and safety, children must be seven years and older to go on the viewing platform.

For more information and to book a session please visit Recycle for Sussex - Ford MRF.


Community groups

Talks and presentations about recycling in Mid Sussex are available on request for local community groups. Please get in touch to see what we can offer.

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

Contact us

Online Enquiry Form

Waste Management Team
Tel: 01444-477440

Last updated: 27 February 2024