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 0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council,
Allerdale House,
CA14 3YJ

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Learning about waste, litter and environmental crimeSpot the Grot 1

There are a number of ways that children can discover the issues around waste and street litter. 

School visits 

We can visit schools to talk to pupils about environmental crime, provide information on the cost of cleaning up litter, dog fouling, fly tipping and other issues in Allerdale and tell the pupils how they can report issues to the Council. We can also support schools with litter picks around the school or in the local area.

If you would like a visit to your school please contact Peter Haley, Street Scene Education Officer on 01900 702796 or email on
The following schools have been visited and 1,961 pupils have learned about environmental crime.
Allonby Primary All Saint's Primary, Cockermouth Ashfield Infants, Workington
Beckstone Primary, Harrington Bolton's Primary, Bolton Low Houses Broughton Primary
Broughton Moor Primary Cockermouth Super Council Dearham Primary
Derwent Vale Primary, Great Clifton Flimby Primary  Grasslot Infant School, Maryport
Kirkbride Primary Lorton Primary Oughterside Primary
St Bridget's Primary, Brigham St Herbert's Primary, Keswick Solway Community Technology College
Threlkeld Primary Thursby Primary  Westfield Primary, Workington
School visits can also be provided about beach litter, recycling and the processing of household waste that cannot be recycled and is sent to disposal sites.

Other sources of information on waste and litterLitter bin

School children can sign up for Schools Against Waste an innovative, interactive online learning programme (For Key Stages 1 to 4) that is freely available for schools in the North East of England.
  • The courses on this website are ideal for any school working towards environmental awards such as the Eco-Schools programme.
  • Students will receive a certificate of achievement for each course completed.
  • The content has been designed to engage students and incorporates a dynamic mix of videos, interviews and interactive games to assist and build on the learning process.
  • With litter being a major issue for many schools across the country, registering your school for the Big Tidy Up is an ideal way to teach young people about the problem of litter in their local environment
  • Getting involved in a tidy up gives young people the opportunity to become part of their local community. Not only will they be making a positive contribution to their local area but they can also be learning at the same time.

Keep Britain Tidy has launched a new litter resource pack, 'Let's talk rubbish', aimed at primary schools. Schools can order Big Tidy Up kits and other resources such as:

  • KS1 and KS2 lesson plans
  • KS1 and KS2 assembly plans
  • Litter worksheet
  • Litter poster
  • Sponsorship form
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Copeland District Council logo   Eden District Council logo


Contact us

0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ