Teaching Resource

General Waste, Recycling, Soft Plastics and Compost Posters

PDF | 5 pages|Grades: F - 7

Posters to display in your classroom showing the different waste solutions.

This teaching resource includes educational posters to encourage the students to recycle.

Print and display these educational recycling posters above or on the corresponding bins.

Posters include Recycling, General Waste, Soft Plastics and Compost.

There are now two themes included:

Combination 1:

  • Recycling – Green
  • General Waste – Blue
  • Soft Plastics – Red
  • Compost – Orange
  • Waste to Landfill – Purple

Combination 2:

  • Recycling – Yellow
  • General Waste – Red
  • Soft Plastics – Blue
  • Compost – Brown
  • Waste to Landfill – Purple


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Debbie Baxter

I love these posters but unfortunately the colours do not match our school recycling system. Is it possible to change the colour posters
recycling – yellow
soft plastics – blue
general waste – red

It would be awesome if this could be done so i could use them to advertise around our school.

Debbie Baxter · Aug 7th, 2018


Hi Debbie,

A great idea! We have added a second colour combination which will suit your needs better.

If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kristian · Aug 8th, 2018

Resource Updates

  • Added a 'Waste to Landfill' poster.

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

  • Added a second colour combination to suit bin colours.

    Addition by Kristian Aug 7th, 2018

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