Education and Schools

Free Workshops for Primary Schools

in Telford and Wrekin

It is so important to teach the next generation how to deal with household waste in a way that has the environment in mind. In Telford and Wrekin Veolia work with schools for free to teach pupils about reduce, reuse, recycle and recover. We have several workshops on offer, and are happy to chat with teachers or youth group leaders find out how we can best support your learning goals. This page gives an overview.

We are now very pleased to offer digital resources for schools, to encourage the next generation to look after their environment by doing the right things with waste. The R Team is a KS2 resource which empowers children to look after the environment through reduce, reuse, recycle and recover. The R team has a dedicated webpage here

We are available to deliver a Munch and the Funny Tummy story session for children aged 3-7 years, about a truck that gets a poorly tummy. The session introduces recycling and the idea that items go in certain bins for recycling, and that there is an impact if the wrong items go in the bins.  We can deliver this live, or provide a recorded version. Please contact [email protected] or phone Ruth on 07824 545 597 for more info.

The digital resources are temporarily replacing our popular Junior Street Champions in-school workshops, and our amazing operational site tours, which are unable  to happen at the moment due to Covid restrictions. To plan ahead for post-Covid, please find details of our in-person workshops and visits here:

Junior Street Champions workshops (205.36 KB)


We also have informative and fun recycling and waste themed activity sheets for primary aged children. Please contact [email protected] if you would like some; we hope to have them available from the website soon too.


Veolia is the recycling and waste partner with Telford & Wrekin Council
Your purple top wheelie bin, green wheelie bin, blue bag and food caddy.
Veolia works with local groups to help provide information about waste and recycling services.
Find out how you can start composting at home!
All the materials that you place in your purple top bin or your blue bag or box are sent to be recycled into new materials.