Derry City & Strabane - Waste and Recycling




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Recycle Week 2020

As part of Recycle Week we are really keen to promote the great work going on in classrooms across the District to recycle and help our environment.

The theme this year is ‘Together We Recycle’ in recognition of the incredible efforts made over the last few months in people’s homes to step up recycling efforts.

We are keen to see what you are doing as part of this eco movement and are inviting all schools in the District to send us images of their recycling initiatives for us to share on our corporate social media platforms.

You can do this by either:

Emailing: or

Private messaging one of our corporate social media channels using the #RecycleWeek hastag


Instagram: @dcsdcouncil

Twitter: @dcsdcouncil

To say thank you we have some eco goodies for the best entries.

Eco Schools

The Eco Schools webinar is perfect for showing children in the classroom:

For further inspiration see links to Eco Schools social media platforms where they regularly post ideas and resources:

Eco-Schools NI youtube account:

Eco-Schools NI website:

Eco-Schools Facebook:

Eco-Schools Twitter: @Eco_SchoolsNI

Eco-Schools Instagram

If you have any queries in relation to our Schools Education Programme please contact Waste and Recycling Officer Julie Hannaway, by emailing

Julie is also an Eco Schools assessor so can offer guidance and support in relation to Eco Schools whether you’re an established Eco School or are interested in becoming one.  


Schools Education Programme

Derry City and Strabane District Council continues to offer an exciting recycling education programme and workshops to local schools within the district aimed at stimulating awareness of the many issues associated with waste and of the range of solutions available through waste minimisation and recycling activities. 

A free education programme is offered to all primary and secondary schools in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area. 

Our officers will visit schools to give short presentations and workshops to Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 pupils on Waste Management topics.

The programme aims to educate children about the problems associated with waste and how they can take responsibility for changing habits.

All issues within the programme have been designed to target a wide variety of elements within the Northern Ireland Curriculum.

How to get in touch

If your school is interested in participating please contact out Waste Minimisation and Recycling officer,

Julie Hannaway on 02871253253/


Yvonne Lecky on 02871253253/                                                                                    

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.