The Waste Education Team help Belfast residents recycle at home. They work with adult groups to try and increase the recycling rate, offering free sessions on a range of waste and recycling topics, including how it can save you money and why we need to do it. All visits are free of charge.
Guest speakerA guest speaker can come and speak at your community group meeting. They can make a formal presentation or chat informally to the group, for as long as you need. We're flexible and can fit in with your group's needs.
Interactive presentationsEach participant answers multiple-choice questions using a handset (much like 'Ask the audience'). It's a fun way to encourage audience participation and the handsets are suitable for any age group . We cover 'Reduce, reuse, recycle', 'Smart shopping', 'Food Waste' and 'Digging for Victory' (a look at post-war austerity and consumption compared to modern day).
Craft sessionsWe can show you how to make your own recycled paper, weave paper placemats and coasters, make your own Christmas decorations using last year's cards, use up old fabric and make Victorian children's games that are easy to replicate at home.
Information stall at eventsIf you're organising a community event such as a fun day, community festival, open day or other public event then we can staff a stall providing leaflets, recipe cards and other information on recycling.
Parent and toddler groupsThere are two options for parents' groups. Where the children are present, we provide an information stand, with a particular focus on saving money and reducing waste associated with children. If the children are in day-care, offer interactive presentations specifically aimed at parents.
Reusing in the garden
A practical activity to inspire people to reduce, reuse and recycle in the garden. This workshop can include making pots from recycled paper, advice on composting and growing your own.
We can visit adult community groups any time during the week, including in the evenings and at weekends. If you know of an adult group that might enjoy one of these sessions please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0800 0328 100.