waste management designed
for the education sector

It is important to educate children on the environmental impact of waste and what can be done to help reduce it. By adopting a well organised, clear waste management plan with Select, your school, college or university can achieve higher recycling rates, divert waste from landfill and educate your students all at the same time.

We understand that budgets are tight and that there are companies out there that will collect all of your waste in one container for a cheap price, but by choosing a green route and segregating your waste for recycling, we guarantee that you will save even more. With the 2011 Waste Regulation (England and Wales) now in place it is the responsibility of all businesses to follow the waste hierarchy (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover and Disposal). From a waste management point of view, recycling is best practice. If you are working towards UKAS ISO 14001 or maintain the standard with continual improvement, our solutions are a great way to do this.

Select provide service solutions to suit all different types of educational facilities, for example: A University with a chemistry lab will produce a lot more hazardous waste than a primary school. Overall educational facilities produce quite a range of waste types due to canteens, confidential information collected and technology, therefore a total waste management plan would be very beneficial to increasing recycling rates and reducing costs within any educational organisation.

educational sector core services:

dry mixed recycling

All plastic bottles, clean food tins, drink cans, paper and small cardboard packaging can all be recycled together.

Paper & Cardboard

A container specifically for recycling all those large cardboard boxes from all those deliveries.

Food Waste Recycling

Probably 50% you throw away is food. From peelings to left overs, we can recycle it all.

confidential waste

With the creation of confidential documents and data stored on computers, you will require regular secure data destruction services.

WEEE Recycling

Under the UK WEEE Regulations 2006 all business must recycle all of their electronic and electrical waste items.

General Waste

No matter how good your intentions are, there is always going to be some residual general waste.

container solutions

As part of the reliability and quality of our collection services, Select provide the highest standard of waste containers that are fully compliant and colour-coded to meet all government waste legislation. For general waste and recyclables our external container range includes wheeled containers such as the 1100 litre, through to large skips, RELs and Roll On/Off containers. To complement the external containers we can also provide you with internal recycling stations that educate and make waste sorting easier. For confidential waste we provide a range of secure and lockable internal containers.

recycling station

3 container recycling station

h:1340mm x w:870mm x d:600mm

paper & cardboard recycling 1100 litre container

Blue lid 1100L container

h:1295mm x w:1260mm x d:1120mm

food recycling 240 litre container

Brown lid 240L container

h:1060mm x w:580mm x d:720mm

240L mobile data-safe

240L mobile data-safe

h:1070mm x w:580mm x d:720mm

WEEE recycling 770 litre container

WEEE 770L container

h:1350mm x w:1400mm x d:790mm

general waste 1100 litre container

Black lid 1100L container

h:1295mm x w:1260mm x d:1120mm

unbeatable account management

Our dedicated account managers’ work with you from the very beginning to ensure that the transition to Select and our service operates smoothly. Continued management of your account will ensure that your organisation is maximising recycling potentials and ensure waste is being segregated correctly. Educational posters and literature are available from Select and can be altered to meet you specific needs.

Once you have witnessed the first-class solution provided by Select, we would like to offer you more waste management services with the same outstanding performance. Services include: washroom hygiene, sharps disposal, hazardous waste disposal and other recycling services.

enhance your waste services

Each of our services can be enhanced with our powerful waste collection data. Through our Certified Pay-by-Weight system, we can accurately record everything about the collection of your waste, including: location, time, date, waste type and weight. Using this data we can create a monthly or annual environmental impact report that includes your recycling rate and diversion from landfill rate.

To discuss your waste solution please call Select on 0118 975 9000

service options
& information

Waste Hierarchy

By allowing Select to take care of the recycling, recovery and disposal of your waste, you are one step closer to becoming a greener business.

waste container options

See our full range of containers available for each service.

Materials Recycling Facility

All recyclables are sent to a materials recycling facility (MRF) where the waste will be segregated into their individual waste streams for processing.

Anaerobic Digestion

By utilising anaerobic digestion, your food waste will be turned into green energy and a natural fertiliser. There is no greener way to recycle food!


Need extra peace-of-mind that your confidential waste is being shredded correctly. Find out more about Selects industry leading shredding equipment.


Divert your general waste from landfill to an Energy-from-Waste facility that produces green electricity for homes and businesses.