School Waste Management: Removal & Disposal

Did you know? The UK education sector generates over 210,000 tonnes of waste every year. Whether you manage a school, university or other education centre, you can count on NRC to manage your waste efficiently and sustainably.

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Why us

School waste collections you can always rely on

With hundreds of pupils, teachers and support staff, education waste management has to be done properly. With over three decades of experience in school waste disposal, NRC is your go-to choice.

We are known for offering reliable, budget-friendly and sustainable school waste collections, always prioritising our clients and the environment.

Whether you’re looking for school waste bins, or run a university and need expert campus waste management solutions, NRC is the answer. With transparent pricing, no-nonsense communication and experience-backed knowledge, you can rely on us to do the heavy lifting.

Our Services

Our school waste disposal services


Hear from some of our happy customers

"NRC completed a full site audit and advised us on improvements we could make increasing recycling and reducing costs. They worked with our team to help everyone understand what we are trying to achieve. We have since invested in new equipment and the waste management process is much more efficient – and we now recycle over 90% of our waste. The NRC team are responsive and attend site whenever we need them."

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"NRC has demonstrated great flexibility and responsiveness with a rigorous approach to compliance management that is very much sought after by a leading UK charity such as ours. The centralised and transparent approach has enabled British Heart Foundation to investigate options and alternatives during the normal course of business, with the ease of having a single point of contact to take the hassle out of waste management for us."

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"We started working with NRC in 2017 using their expertise to improve service delivery and reduce costs for our customers. We have built our portfolio with NRC every year since and rely on their responsive, managed approach to add value to our own proposition."

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"NRC fully grasped our needs and designed a solution to suit our business that has delivered dramatic improvements above and beyond what was initially expected. The fact that we deal with a dedicated compliance and recycling contract manager at NRC while receiving expert service from some of the UK’s leading regional waste and recycling management suppliers gives us the best of both worlds and we’re delighted with the results."

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The team

Meet the team

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Paul Jackson, Consortium Director

Paul has over 36 years of experience in the waste and recycling sector. Having spent this time working for the largest waste management companies in the UK and Europe at a senior level, he has developed in-depth knowledge of the UK waste and recycling sector.

The types of school waste we handle

The types of school waste we handle

Commercial Waste Disposal

General Waste

If your school generates lots of general waste, you can trust that we’ll handle it in the most sustainable way possible. And, to keep things transparent, we’ll send you detailed reports on exactly what happened to your waste through our user-friendly service portal.


Mixed Recycling

Does your school aim to meet specific recycling goals? Achieving those milestones becomes more manageable with our mixed recycling school waste services. All we require is a bit of on-site sorting, and we’ll handle the rest.

Cardboard Waste


Paper and cardboard waste are prevalent in schools. If it’s piling up, don’t fret – we’re here to assist. We can even establish an on-site baling system, helping you save on collection expenses.

Food Waste

Food Waste

Disposing of school food waste doesn’t have to be messy – hand it over to us and we’ll turn it into green electricity, compost, or fertiliser. Separately managing food waste can also significantly reduce your general waste expenses.

Glass Waste


Given its weight, handling glass waste separately can help your school save money on general waste costs. Give it to us, and we’ll make sure it’s fully recycled.



Schools often have confidential waste, from exams to personal student information. The containment, transport and destruction of your confidential waste is compliant with the UK’s data protection regulations.

Commercial Waste Disposal

Commodities (with rebates)

Does your school produce significant amounts of cardboard or plastic waste? Hand it over, and we’ll pay you a rebate. We even provide specialised equipment to help you process more waste and maximise your returns.


Other Waste

In addition to our main streams, we can also handle WEEE and sanitary waste.


WEEE Waste

From small and large appliances to laptops and mobile phones, you can trust NRC to responsibly and efficiently manage your WEEE waste collection.


Electrical Waste

From small and large appliances to laptops and mobile phones, you can trust NRC to responsibly and efficiently manage your WEEE waste collections.


Pharmaceutical Waste

From sharps to supplements, no matter what type of pharmaceutical waste you generate, you can count on NRC to handle it all.


Hazardous Waste

Whether you produce old petrol at a garage or remove certain types of wood in construction, NRC can handle your hazardous waste management.


Sanitary Waste

Need someone to empty and collect the waste from your office sanitary bins? Or are you overseeing a busy healthcare facility? No matter your industry or type of sanitary waste, we can help.


Medical Waste

From contaminated sharps to PPE, we have the experience and know-how to efficiently and effectively manage it all.


Textile Waste

From manufacturing to retail, no matter what industry you work in, if you generate textile waste, we’re here to help.


Sharps Waste

We can provide sharps bins, as well as a comprehensive, reliable and sustainable collection service for all your sharps waste.


Dental Waste

Whether your dental practice produces general, recycling or clinical waste, NRC is the expert you need to manage it all.


Plastic Waste

No matter what industry you operate in, from office and education to warehousing and hospitality, you can trust us to manage your plastic waste in an eco-friendly way.


Metal Waste

We’re experts in all things metal waste management, and will always prioritise the sustainable disposal of all metal waste, no matter the sector.


Waste Oil

From airports to garages and pubs to construction sites, we are at the ready to handle the collection and sustainable disposal of your waste oil.


Fridge / Freezers Waste

You can always count on NRC to collect, break down and recycle each part of your waste fridge freezers.


Inert Waste (Bricks, Concrete, Soil, Stone)

If your construction site or factory produces lots of inert waste, look no further than NRC. We have the expertise and infrastructure to efficiently manage it all.


Plasterboard Waste

Whether you’re in facilities management or construction, count on NRC to dispose of your plasterboard waste in the most environmentally friendly way.


Wood Waste

From wood packaging, pallets and timber, to any other type of wood scraps, we can help you handle it in a clean, green and compliant way.


Paper Waste

Paper waste is a natural byproduct of most industries. It’s also one of the easiest materials to recycle – hand it over to NRC and count on us for reliable collections and honest prices.


PVC Waste

PVC is one of the most widely used types of plastics and can be found in anything from clothing to piping. If you need help managing your PVC waste, look no further than NRC.

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Waste partners

Nationwide school waste management services

The types of waste schools produce can vary greatly. From classrooms and cafeterias, to offices and campus bedrooms – an effective school waste collection service is a must.

Some of the most common types of school waste include:

We have everything we need to handle all these waste streams in an efficient and cost-effective way. Our collection and disposal options include:

  • Scheduled pick-ups
  • On-demand services
  • Customised waste management plans

No matter how many schools you have, or where they’re located, you can trust NRC to streamline your education waste management.

Case Studies

Brands we work with

From small nurseries and primaries, to large colleges and universities – our school waste management has benefited them all. It’s your turn to streamline your school waste removals.

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Sanctuary Students

34% reduction in general waste volume

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Increase in recycling of over 300%

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31% of the waste was recycled, 65% of it was recovered

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Reduced general waste cost by 40%


“NRC completed a full site audit and advised us on improvements we could make increasing recycling and reducing costs. They worked with our team to help everyone understand what we are trying to achieve. We have since invested in new equipment and the waste management process is much more efficient – and we now recycle over 90% of our waste. The NRC team are responsive and attend site whenever we need them.”

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Operating nationwide

No matter how many schools you manage or where they are located, our nationwide operations means we can seamlessly handle it all.

Reliable partnerships

We’ve teamed up with a network of hand-picked local waste companies, so you can rest assured you’re always in good hands with NRC.

Efficient solutions

We’re really good at what we do – count on us for reliable services and 5-star customer service.


Waste contracts

Cost effective and reliable education waste removal and disposal

At NRC, we take pride in being your trusted partner for school waste collection. With a solid track record of 5-star services, we’ve become known for our reliability, efficiency and honesty.

We believe in complete transparency, especially when it comes to pricing. That’s why we offer fair and competitive rates and can tailor our services to fit your specific budget.

Your needs are always our priority, which is why we are fully dedicated to providing unmatched value for money for all your school waste removal needs.

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Waste contracts

What happens to my collected school waste?

We’re committed to the environment, so when we handle your school’s waste, we will do everything we can to handle it sustainably. In fact, 99% of the waste we collect avoids landfill all together, with 43% being recycled and 56% being converted into green energy.

Plus, if you want to see exactly how your waste was managed, just hop onto our service portal for detailed reports. Everything you need is at your fingertips with NRC.

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Why choose NRC for your school waste management?

School waste management is all about good recycling practices. Each site is different in scale and the type of waste produced. At NRC we like to get into the detail. We will work with you, look at your waste production and advise the best internal and external process you need to maximise recycling on-site.


Full transparency

We know how important it is to remain compliant in education. That’s why we follow health and safety, and environmental regulations to a T. We’ll even give you detailed reports on how we handled your waste to keep things extra transparent.


Customer orientated

With years of experience in school waste removal, you can count on us for an unbeatable service and expert, honest advice.


Reactive & responsive

Schools have dynamic needs and no matter what challenges come your way, NRC is always on hand to help whenever you need.


Value for money

We handle your school waste collections without breaking the bank. Our quotes are fair, competitive and fully tailored to your school, campus or college waste management needs.



We are fully committed to handling your school waste disposals in the most eco-friendly way possible. We only partner with companies that share our passion for sustainability, so you know we’ll always prioritise recycling and green energy conversion.


Nationwide coverage

Whether you’re managing one school, or multiple throughout the country, our nationwide network means we’re perfectly positioned to handle the waste from them all.


One point of contact

You’ll only ever experience convenience with us, with access to our central account management team and one point of contact throughout the whole process.

Local Service

Local service deliveries

Our nationwide network of school waste management partners are local, independent firms. This means when you choose NRC, you’re supporting your local community.


Simple flexible approach

Schools evolve; whether yours is expanding, or merging with another, we can adjust our services to match without any hidden costs or surprise contract changes.

Our bins

School waste bins

Whether you’re clearing out a bunch of classrooms or just need to kit out your study spaces with some rubbish bins, we have everything you need at NRC.


Frequently asked questions

Why is recycling important in schools?
Promoting recycling in schools is important for a number of reasons. These places hold an influential role in young people’s lives, so can help to teach them positive habits in waste and recycling. If schools can educate students and help them to take responsibility for the environment, the benefits will be doubled.
How much does school waste management cost?

The cost of school waste management depends on a number of factors, including:

  • Where your school is located
  • How many sites there are
  • The waste collection schedule
  • What equipment you need (if any)

For a free, detailed quote, get in touch with our team today

Book your school waste collections today!

Get in touch today for a free quote and expert advice on your school waste removals. We can even book in a free waste audit to make sure your school has the most streamlined commercial waste service available.


The other sectors we serve

Alongside our school waste removal services, we offer waste management to the following sectors:

plastic waste

From general waste office bins to leftover kitchen scraps, we’ve got you covered. Office waste is one of the easiest to remove and recycle, so you can trust us to make your office clean-up hassle-free and environmentally responsible.

Office Waste Management
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Managing Agents

If you’re juggling waste management for multiple properties, we’ve got the nationwide solution you need.

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Facilities Management

Facilities management spans various sectors and industries. Luckily, we have the necessary resources and equipment to effortlessly collect and dispose of all facilities’ waste.

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Care Homes

Care homes produce large amounts of food, clinical, and general waste. That’s where NRC steps in, ensuring safe, efficient and reliable waste solutions.

Care Home Waste Management
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For warehouses churning out recyclables like plastics, cardboard, and more, we’re your go-to for budget-friendly disposal.

Warehouse Waste Management
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Storage Companies

Storage companies can rely on us for regular collection and disposal of mixed bulky waste, including furniture, machinery, pallets, plastic sheeting, metal, and more.

Distribution & Logistics

Be it packaging debris, spoiled products, or broken equipment, we’ve mastered the art of handling all types of logistics waste.


We offer wholesalers a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to efficiently sort, and collect their waste, recycling as much as possible every time.

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Do you have bulky waste from your charity efforts? We’re experts in offering affordable waste solutions tailored to your charitable needs.


Backed by over 30 years of experience, you can always rely on NRC for efficient, cost-effective and reliable airport waste collections.

Airport Waste Management
Construction Waste Management

From building to demolition, waste is unavoidable on a construction site. Choose NRC and you’ll enjoy a building waste management service that’s reliable, efficient and gives you great value for money.


Builders Waste Management
Factory Waste Management

If you manage a manufacturing plant, you’ll know that a natural by-product of the business is waste. With the UK producing over 40 million tonnes of industrial waste, factories have a responsibility for proper waste disposal. That’s where NRC comes in.


Factory Waste Management