Embracing the vision of sending minimal waste to landfill, the Constantia Waldorf School is wholeheartedly involved in recycling. Sorting stands take the place of dustbins, both in the classrooms and outdoors. The pupils take responsibility for emptying their classroom sorting stands into the collection bins. A composting bin transforms the school’s domestic organic waste into compost, which is used in the grounds.
The different categories that you can bring to the depot are as follows:
Glass bottles and jars.
Corrugated cardboard – please flatten boxes.
Mixed paper and card – such as egg trays, cereal boxes, loo rolls, phone books, magazines, envelopes, junk mail, coloured paper, low quality white paper.
High quality white paper – such as office paper, exam pad paper, books with covers removed.
Tin cans and aluminium cans – food, beverage and aerosol.
Polystyrene – trays and packaging.
Opaque bottles – such as milk bottles – MUST BE RINSED.
Transparent bottles – such as beverage and oil bottles.
Miscellaneous plastic – we collect number 5, we take the rest to another collection point for recycling.
CFLs (energy saving light bulbs).
Computer ink cartridges – in good condition for re-use.