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Rubbish Bin Sorting Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 15 pages | Years: F - 6

A game to use when learning about waste and recycling.

Print the Rubbish Bin Sorting Activity. Cut out the waste products and instruct students to put each of the products on the correct bin.

There are 2 versions of the bins provided. One version has the name above the bin and the second version is blank to assist in aligning with your local waste solutions.

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


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  • Helen Bowrey

    Is it possible to get this resource in black and white

    • Stephanie (Teach Starter)

      Hi there Helen, thank you for your comment. So we can keep all of our suggestions and requests together, can you please submit a change request to this resource using the Changes & Updates tab above? This tab can be found near the comments section. Thanks again, and have a fabulous day!

  • Emma M

    In my area we have dark green bins for general waste and lighter green bins for compostable waste. Is it possible to add a couple of pages with a dark green and light green bin? Actually the general waste bin looks like our green waste bin, but our general waste bin has the same colour lid as the rest of the bin. So maybe just one extra?

    • Jill (Teach Starter)

      Hi Emma, Thank you for your message. We have added in another green bin to match what is used in your area. Kind regards Jill

    • Emma M

      Oops too early in the morning I guess- I should say our general waste bin has a lid the same dark green as the rest of the bin and the green waste bin is like the one featured in the resource.