Teaching Resource

Garbage Bin Posters - Rubbish, Recycling and Compost

PDF | 8 pages|Grades: F - 7

Posters outlining what can be put in the different types of bins.

Print these posters and use them as a reference for your students when learning about recycling and different types of waste management.

They can also be used as reminders for the bins in your classroom and what types of rubbish go in each one.

2 different coloured versions have been provided for rubbish to reflect the different bins available.

Read our blog 45 Sustainable Practices for the Environmentally Friendly Classroom for more tips and ideas for teaching the principles of Sustainability.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

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Robyn Satterley

I would love it if the name of the rubbish bin was changed. At our school we call it the landfill or waste to landfill bin so students are continually aware of where what they put into the bin goes and that all the items put into landfill are a waste of resources rather than rubbish. The change in language has made a big difference to how students think about “rubbish” .

Robyn Satterley · Jan 1st, 2020


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Kristian · Jan 2nd, 2020

Kirsty Gray

Love all the compost resources, thankyou! Could we possibly get some 10c recycle or redcycle work for sustainability? Or bin label systems for school? or beeswax wraps work?
Any alternatives for choices in sustainability would be awesome 🙂

Kirsty Gray · Sep 12th, 2019


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Kristian · Sep 13th, 2019

Resource Updates

  • Added a 'Waste to Landfill' poster.

    Addition by Paul (Teach Starter) Jan 27th, 2020

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