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Managing Waste Within Schools

Managing Waste Within Schools

Waste Services provides practical advice and support to help schools manage their waste.

Recycling collection

Schools have blue bins to recycle paper, cardboard, tins, cans, tetrapak cartons and plastic bottles. The collection is weekly . For more information on what to put in your bin please visit the blue bin page.

Food Waste Collection

A weekly food collection takes place at each school using brown 140 litre bins. This captures all the food waste that is generated within the school dining hall. All the food waste is then taken to a plant in Cumbernauld where it is converted to electricity and fertiliser.


We encourage all our schools to compost their playtime fruit and garden waste. Composting is a fun way to learn about the environment while also reducing the amount of organic waste the school sends to landfill.

As well as being on hand to assist, we would also recommend schools visit the following link for useful practical information and lots of fun ideas to get started. For more information please visit


We can assist schools with litter pickers, bags for the waste and gloves. For more information on organising a litter clear up in the community please visit our page on organising a litter clear up in the community.

If you would like further assistance and support then please get in touch using the details below.

For Further Information Contact

Waste Management
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000