Wastebuster

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Wastebuster education programme?

How can Wastebuster benefit our school?

Can Wastebuster help our school work towards an Eco-Schools award?

Does Wastebuster link with the curriculum?

Can Wastebuster help our school reduce waste and recycle more?

Does Wastebuster work with my local authority?

Which topics do Wastebuster cover?

Are all the Wastebuster resources online?

Can community groups e.g. scouts, guides or community sports clubs register for Wastebuster and Recycling Rewards membership?

How might our school/ community group/ club use the Wastebuster programme?

Do we have a schools liaison officer? How do we contact them?

How do we receive technical support?

How much does Wastebuster membership cost?

How do we register for Wastebuster membership?

How do I get a password reminder?

How do we renew Wastebuster membership?

How do we cancel our Wastebuster membership?

How does a local authority register to participate in the programme?

What are our responsibilities and obligations as a participating local authority?

What service features available to local authorities following registration?

How do we contact Wastebuster?

What is the Wastebuster education programme?

Wastebuster is an online multimedia environmental education programme designed to support teachers to creatively explore waste in the curriculum, and help children to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate progress towards creating sustainable schools, homes and communities.

See Join us! for details.

 

How can Wastebuster benefit our school?

Wastebuster membership offers a wide range of benefits for schools and teachers, including:

  • Free high-quality teaching resources that embed waste reduction topics throughout the curriculum 
  • Step-by-step guides to entering (and winning) Eco-Schools awards
  • Pupil-focused motivational films on a wide range of waste and recycling topics
  • Regular chances to win prizes with the Wastebuster Challenge 
  • Downloadable interactive assemblies and educational online games 
  • Frequent newsletters to keep you informed of all the latest eco-news, events and more 

 

See Join us! for details.

 

 

Can Wastebuster help our school work towards an Eco-Schools award?

Wastebuster is designed to support teachers working towards Eco-Schools accreditation with child-led waste reduction activities, including eco-reviews, waste auditing and campaign tools, supporting resources and step-by-step guides.

See our Wastebuster working with Eco-Schools pages for details.

 

 

Does Wastebuster link with the curriculum?

Wastebuster has a wide range of cross-curricular lesson plans and activities. See our Resources pages for details.

 

 

Can Wastebuster help our school reduce waste and recycle more?

Wastebuster is a fully integrated school waste education and waste reduction programme. The programme is designed to support schools to engage the whole school community in waste reduction through creative exploration of waste in the curriculum and practical action across campus. See our Wastebusting in school pages for details.

 

 

Does Wastebuster work with my local authority?

Wastebuster offers a local support service including workshops, teacher training, events and competitions, local news and information on waste and recycling services and opportunities for schools. To find out if this service is available to your school, a list of local authorities we are currently working with can be found in the Join Us pages.

You can also contact your local authority waste officer to recommend your authority work with us.

 

 

Which topics do Wastebuster cover?

Wastebuster offer cross-curricular teaching resources covering a wide range of topics from PSHE and Citizenship to Science and Mathematics. 

Wastebuster specialise in waste - residual waste, energy waste, water waste and carbon reduction and cover a wide range of waste related topics such as composting and all types of material recycling. Find more details in the Teachers Bin.

Wastebuster links with the Eco-Schools topic of Waste, Energy, Travel and Transport. Find more details in our Eco-Schools pages.

 

 

Are all the Wastebuster resources online?

 Yes.

 

 

Do we receive any hard copy resources?

Posters, signage and reward stickers can be downloaded from the

 

 

 Can community groups e.g. scouts, guides or community sports clubs register for Wastebuster and Recycling Rewards membership?

 

 

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Do we have a schools liaison officer? How do we contact them?

Yes. Wastebuster school liaison officers manage all questions related to the delivery of the programme: email info@wastebuster.co.uk for any support, advice or guidance.

 

 

Who do we receive technical support?

Email info@wastebuster.co.uk for any support, advice or guidance.

 

 

How much does Wastebuster membership cost?

Wastebuster membership is free for schools in participating local authorities. To see if you are in a participating local authority check our Join us! pages.

Wastebuster membership is £150.00 p.a. for schools that are not participating in any of the above programmes.

 

 

How do we register for Wastebuster membership?

Go to the Registration page - select whether you would like Wastebuster school or parent/ family membership you would like. In the registration form, select the type of membership you require from the drop down menu.

Please note. If you are in a participating local authority, you will be sent you login details. If you would like to register for the Science into Schools programme, you must go to www.jointhepod.org.

 

 

How do I get a password reminder?

Go to the Login page, select the 'Password Reminder' button and follow the on screen instructions.

 

 

How do we renew Wastebuster membership?

Local authority membership - You will be notified if Wastebuster is still available to your school for an additional year.

Standard membership - You will receive a membership renewal email 1 month before your renewal date. Simply email info@wastebuster.co.uk with the subject heading 'Membership Renewal' and we will send through your membership fee invoice and on receipt of payment, your account will be renewed for an additional 12 months.

 

 

How do we cancel our Wastebuster membership?

Simply email Wastebuster at info@wastebuster.co.uk with your contact details and reason for cancellation and we will cease your access to the Wastebuster website and collections immediately.

 

 

How does a local authority register to participate in the programme?

Contact Wastebuster for details katy@wastebuster.co.uk or +44 (0)1483 202224.

 

 

What service features are available to local authorities following registration?

Please contact the Wastebuster team or request the Wastebuster Service Brochure for more details: info@wastebuster.co.uk.

 

 

How do we contact Wastebuster?

You may contact Wastebuster through our contact page or directly:
Email: info@wastebuster.co.uk
Tel: 01483 202 224