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Waste education resources

Learn about the 3 R's, proper sorting, and other topics related to waste management.

These programs and resources are interactive, curriculum-connected, and are appropriate for teaching in-class and online learning. Most programs and resources can be completed within a class period and will help support EcoSchools certification.

Waste management basics

Download this package to get your class started on learning where waste goes.

If you have a question about a lesson plan or other resource, email Waste Education.

Resources and lesson plans

Kindergarten and Grade 1 lesson plans

An introduction to waste management.

Primary division

Activity sheets, online games, videos, and lesson plans for Grades K to 3.

Junior division

Activity sheets, videos, and lesson plans for Grades 4 to 6.

Intermediate division

Activity sheets, videos, and lesson plans for Grades 7 and 8.

Workshops, games, and other resources

Additional hands-on and online learning activities for Grades K to 8.

Secondary school

Lesson plans for Grades 9 to 12.