Most schools in Monmouthshire take part in recycling using the council’s red and purple bags. The recycling team can also visit schools to deliver recycling and composting workshops but most schools prefer to visit the One Planet Centre at Llanfoist near Abergavenny.

The One Planet Centre is a purpose-built education centre and is ideal for groups of up to 30 children. The visit combines an escorted tour of the site with an interactive session inside the Centre. Please contact the recycling team on 01633 644126 or email: to book  a visit.

“Excellent educational value on our doorstep! Will definitely recommend to other teachers”
Mrs Box of Our Lady St Michael Catholic Primary School

“Fantastic resource that the children have loved, very welcoming and informative”
Mrs White of Llanfair Kilgeddin V.A. C.I.W Primary School


Eco-School is an international programme for environmental education and sustainability. Most schools in Monmouthshire have signed up to the Eco-Schools Award scheme and are working hard to improve the sustainability of our schools.

If you would like to find out more, please contact the Eco Schools Coordinator,

Battery Recycling

Classroom battery recycling boxes are available upon request.

To sign up for the battery recycling scheme contact the recycling team on 01633 644126.

‘The Big School Uniform Swap’

Donated items of uniform or unclaimed lost property can be sold at sports days and fetes to raise money for schools. For more ideas on and how your school can participate in the big uniform swap visit

ReLIKE - a local re-use project for childrens' clothes