We know that it is through education of future generations about the benefit of waste reduction, reuse and recycling that we fulfil our commitment to protecting the environment through carbon conscious waste collections which is why we launched our education programme a while back.

Education Waste and Recycling Collections

We have long been the waste collection service provider of choice for nurseries, schools, colleges, and universities across the North-West. We understand the importance of helping to support future generations make great decisions when it comes to waste reduction, reuse and recycling.

Support for the Education Sector

We have developed additional support for these types of organisations so we can assist the business leaders and innovators of tomorrow to make informed and environmentally sustainable choices about waste production, reuse, and recycling.

Our comprehensive approach to working with schools includes the provision of:

  • Assemblies
  • Information packs
  • Poster competitions
  • Many other student-led ideas and approaches

Embedding Waste Reduction and Recycling into future generatiopns

The purpose of our efforts is to help embed waste reduction and recycling into the educational establishments in our area and help them achieve various areas of the National Curriculum including PHSE, Geography, Maths, English, Art and more, whatever the age of the students.

As a business we work closely with the education sector, offering work experience, apprenticeships, and a graduate programme amongst other opportunities to experience life working in a carbon conscious waste management company.

We have produced a ‘fly on the wall’ video showing how real recycling happens at our Swinton-based site. The feedback we have received from other schools tells us this aspect sets us apart from our competition.

Recycling Facility Video
real recycling MRF

Who have we helped?

Some of the many local schools we work with to provide recycling collections and support include:

  • Claremont Primary School
  • Cavendish Primary School
  • Oswald Road Primary School
  • Webster Primary School
  • St Josephs RC Primary School
  • St Bedes College
  • The Manchester College – whole estate
School logo montage

Waste reduction

Waste is never waste until it is purchased and discarded. We encourage students and purchasing departments alike to make good decisions when it comes to purchasing. Considering which items could be reused, refilled, or even not purchased in the first place as are unnecessary is a key lesson.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Carbon Conscious

By choosing Fresh Start, school waste collections are in safe hands. Having emptied our first bin back in 2006, we have grown to be one of the leading waste management companies in the North-West, serving 6,000 addresses each day. In addition to operating some of the greenest waste trucks available, we are also committed to capturing our carbon emissions through association with a tree planting scheme.

Over the last two years we have supported the planting of over 12,000 trees locally. Recognising our environmental responsibilities is something we do each day, which is why we have invested £1 million in our state-of-the-art waste recovery facility. This ensures that we recycle as much waste as possible, with residual waste being used for energy production. All of this is supported by ‘best in class customer service’, where our customers are treated with honesty and integrity.

carbon measurement

What are the benefits of schools working with Fresh Start Waste?

The outcome of waste reduction through our education programme is threefold:

  • Cheaper waste collections as less overall waste produced
  • Less non-recyclable waste produced, collected by a licenced waste carrier
  • Maximum reuse and recycling achieved by working with a waste company that offers ‘Real Recycling’ as we strive for zero to landfill.
Request a waste audit and get a quote
thumbs up

Why choose Fresh Start services?

  • Zero to Landfill Solutions icon Zero to Landfill Solutions
  • Carbon Capture Programme icon Carbon Capture Programme
  • Real Recycling at our Materials Recovery Facility icon Real Recycling at our Materials Recovery Facility
  • Fair 'pay-as-you-throw' price system icon Fair "pay-as-you-throw" price system
  • Family run, direct collector in North West region since 2005 icon Family run, direct collector in North West region since 2005

Get a Fresh Start quote today

Once you make an enquiry, one of our dedicated team of Commercial Development Managers will contact you.

Get a quote now


Call us 0808 178 1966

Head Office contact details

Head Office

Scott House
114 Higher Green Lane
Astley, Manchester
M29 7JB

Operation & Recycling centres

Swinton Office

Unit 4,
Hilton Square
Bolton Road
M27 4DB


0808 178 1966