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Educational Resources

Book a school talk

Our Recycling Team have developed talks on various waste-related topics suitable for primary and nursery schools. For a list of our current talk topics, see the Education Programme Summary. If you would like to arrange a talk at your school, please contact us.

Book a tour of Grove Household Waste Recycling Centre

We offer tours of Grove Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Hazlehead. This is Aberdeen's newest and biggest HWRC, so it's the ideal place to go behind the scenes on the recycling journey. Led by one of our Recycling Officers, the tour will provide an insight into the every stage of the recycling process.

The tour is suitable for both primary and secondary school pupils and we can take groups of up to 20. Tours will last approximately 30-45 minutes. Please contact us to book a tour or find out more. 


TechKnow (Technology for Knowledge) is an initiative aimed at improving re-use and recycling of electrical equipment. It provides free re-use and recycling workshops and collection schemes for all Aberdeen schools. TechKnow is a partnership project between Aberdeen City Council, Enscape and Re-Tek with funding from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

TechKnow provides Aberdeen City Council schools with free workshops and downloadable lesson plans which are linked to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence's Science and Technologies Frameworks. Lesson plans on the reuse of electrical and electronic equipment are available for P1-P3, P4-P7 and S1-S2. You can download these from GLOW or from the TechKnow website.

Resources for students and teachers

Click on the link below for downloadable teacher's packs and links to online educational resources about a wide range of topics in waste and recycling. 

Recycling animations

Recycling Animations Launch
We have worked with The Reading Bus and local schools to create a series of animations about the different materials that can be recycled in Aberdeen. Watch them here:

Recycling Animations - Paper & Card, Glass, Plastic Bottles, Cans

Recycling Animations - Food, Electrical Items, Textiles




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