Teaching Resource

Rubbish Bin Sorting Activity

PDF | 15 pages|Grades: 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

Helen Bowrey · Apr 28th, 2020

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!

Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Apr 28th, 2020

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?

Emma M · Jun 8th, 2017

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.

Emma M · Jun 8th, 2017

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 (Teach Starter) · Jul 6th, 2017

Resource Updates

  • Added dark green bin.

    Addition by Jill (Teach Starter) Jul 5th, 2017

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