Workshops, events, games, and other resources
Additional hands-on and online learning activities for Grades K-8.
These additional resources are suitable for all students in the Primary, Junior, and Intermediate elementary divisions.
Waste workshops are fun and engaging. They put the spotlight on current waste issues and will inspire students to reduce waste at home and school.
Curriculum-linked waste workshops are facilitated by Ecosource and offered to classes in Grades 1 through 8. Find more information or book a workshop.
Waste Reduction Week virtual event - October 19, 2022
Run time: 58 minutes
Our individual actions make a difference when it comes to reducing Peel's waste.
Watch this recorded virtual event for a behind-the-scenes, live virtual tour of the Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility.
Along the way, you'll learn:
- How to reduce waste.
- What happens to your recycling after it’s collected, and
- How you can play your part by sorting waste correctly and exploring new ideas around reusing and upcycling.
Waste sorting game
Drag and drop waste items into their proper place.
Where Should It Go? Maze Chase
Avoid enemies while running to the right zone.
Where Should It Go? Quiz Show
Put waste items in the right place before time runs out.
What Happens to Your Recycling
Watch how recyclables get a new life in Peel Region.
Life Cycle of a Banana
Tour through Peel’s food waste process.
Create a GOOS (good on one side) paper bin for home or school.
How to Sort Your Waste
A search tool to help figure out where waste items should go.
Waste Sorting Activities
PowerPoint presentation for practicing waste sorting.
Posters and guides
School waste audit resources
Resources for conducting school waste audits within the Region of Peel
Wasteless Lunch Guide
Tips for packing a waste free lunch every day.
The following posters are only available to schools within the Region of Peel.
Recycling poster for displaying in class or at home.
Garbage poster for displaying in class or at home.
To order posters for your school, please contact:
Peel District School Board – PDSB
Tracy Appleton, Sustainability Specialist, EcoSchools Lead, PESC Chair
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - DPCDSB
Irene Mota, Student Success Coordinator
For ESL and LINC instructors: Multicultural Connections Program
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA) Multicultural Connections Program (MCP) helps introduce new Canadians to their local natural environment.
MCP delivers online or in-person environmental presentations for English as a Second Language (ESL) schools, Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) centres, Canadian Citizenship Preparation Classes, Newcomer Groups and Faith-based Organizations.
MCP staff also coordinate Discovery Walks and Newcomer Events, and provide interactive booth displays for cultural and faith-based events.
Visit the MCP website for more information.