Surrey Home Recycling Challenge Be a Recycling Hero at home

Pedro Plastic

"Hi, I’m Captain Busta and I’m on a mission to help everybody recycle more on Earth, to protect the environment.

I have found out that some people aren’t sure what can and can’t get recycled in their home.

Watch my video to see what I have found out about recycling.”

why recycle

Don't forget to keep your recycling...

  • Clean

    Pot and sparkles

    Free from food and drink leftovers

  • Dry

    Umbrella and raindrops

    Keep your recycling bin lid shut

  • Loose

    Plastic bags prohibited sign

    No plastic bags

Be a recycling hero at home for rewards

Can you help?

Be a recycling hero and spread the word of how to recycle right in your home!

Here is your challenge!

  1. Take your Wastebuster Home Challenge sheet home
  2. Circle 15 things inside the house on your sheet that can be recycled
  3. Return that part of your sheet to your teacher
  4. With your parents help, find out what can be recycled in your home and add any items that aren’t already on the recycling check-list to your sheet
  5. Get creative! Make your recycling list look fun and funky
  6. With your parents help, put your list up somewhere everybody will see

Special mission for recycling superheroes

Take a pic of your recycling checklist and send it to me and Pong in the spaceship by emailing it to: - remember we need your first name, your school's name and postcode. You could even win an iPad! Ooooooh!

All recycling heroes sending in pictures could also be selected to win a Wastebuster goody bag containing an exclusive pack of Wastebuster Top Trumps and Recycling Hero Badges!

Teachers! This bit’s for you...

Wastebuster are offering schools the chance to win £500 if they get the most pupils recycling at home with this fun homework activity.

  1. Show children in your school the Wastebuster Home Challenge video and call to action (above)
  2. Download and photocopy the Wastebuster Home Challenge activity sheet (one per pupil)
  3. Ask pupils to return the school competition part of the activity sheet
  4. Keep your sheets somewhere safe - we will need to count them if you win. Email your results to with your schools' name and postcode and if you get more, just let us know and we'll add them on.
  5. The top 10 schools will appear on the Home Challenge leader board (below). The school with the highest % of pupils returning their Home Challenge sheet will win the competition!

The competition finishes on the 29th May 2017. Good luck!

On close of this competition (29th May) your school’s entry will be automatically entered into the UK-wide Home Recycling Challenge, for more chances to win prizes. Find out more

Home challenge leaderboard

Top 10 Home Challenge Heroes

Rank School name Total % pupils
1 Cuddington Croft Primary School 445 100.00%
2 St Charles Borromeo Catholic Primary School 210 100.00%
3 St Dunstan's Catholic Primary School 570 100.00%
4 Tillingbourne Junior School 351 100.00%
5 Poledon Lacey Infant School 89 100.00%
6 Meath Green Junior School 329 92.00%
7 Busbridge CofE Aided Junior School 219 91.00%
8 Cardinal Newman Catholic Primary School 379 90.00%
9 Beauclerc Infant & Nursery School 99 88.00%
10 Ottershaw C of E Junior School 202 87.00%

Don't forget to send your piccys to me and Pong at

and checkout your friends in the Hall of Fame! Woo-hoo!