Bradford Council Recycling & Waste Services
School Waste Collections
Bradford Council Trade Waste Service provides a comprehensive waste service to businesses in the Bradford district, including schools. A range of bin sizes are available and can be emptied as often as required.
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All schools that have a trade waste disposal contract with Bradford Council (see above) can also access the same free fortnightly recycling service as provided to residents in the district. The service provides the collection of paper, cardboard and glass,
cans and plastic bottles in 240ltr wheeled bins (domestic size bins), schools can have as many bins as required to meet their disposal needs.
Should schools require a weekly service of paper and cardboard this can be arranged, but note this is a charged for service, details on application.
Schools can also request battery buckets for recycling domestic style batteries, which are emptied on request.
Tips to reduce school waste
Most school waste is made up of food and catering waste and paper and packaging. The average secondary school produces 22kg of waste per pupil each academic year. The figure for primary schools is even higher at 45kg per pupil.
Unfortunately Bradford Council no longer provides a designated waste education program to schools, however occasionally we may be able to provide some support.
Below is information to help teachers plan their own waste education sessions. Please also look at the information online at
www.bradford.gov.uk/recycling for guidance regards the recycling & waste service that is provided to residents in the Bradford District, as recycling services differ for each local authority. Always try to
promote these local messages and encourage pupils to recycle at home and at school.
Teacher & educational resources:
Local schemes support organisations:
Bradford Community Environment Project , provides environmental education programmes and also runs Scrap Magic an art, craft and scrap store and Community Re-Paint a paint recycling & reuse scheme - www.bcep.org.uk
Bradford Environmental Education Service -
Bradford Environmental Action Trust – www.beat.org.uk
For further information please contact Bradford Council Recycling & Waste Team
Tel: 01274 431000 or visit www.bradford.gov.uk/recycling