Quirindi children get the message on recycling.

Going green: Children from Quirindi Preschool and Kindergarten tour the local waste facility.
Going green: Children from Quirindi Preschool and Kindergarten tour the local waste facility.

Children from Quirindi Preschool and Kindergarten are taking the recycling message seriously, after a recent visit to the Quirindi Landfill and Material Recycling Facility.

“It is vitally important our young folk learn about waste and recycling as early as possible to produce caretakers for tomorrow’s world,” Liverpool Plains Shire Council’s (LPSC) Regulatory Services Manager, Steve Ryder said.

The visit helped educate the kids about waste and recycling streams.

“It’s never too early to educate students on the benefits of recycling. The younger you start, the more natural it becomes and eventually it is just second nature,” Mr Ryder said.

Preschool visit.

Preschool visit.

“It is pleasing to see the importance so many of our schools now place on the environment. 

“Many teachers involve the children in recycling schemes and other activities to improve the environment.

“The kids were shown the conveyor belt sorting process, followed by the cubing of plastics, paper and cardboard.

“They were very interested and asked a lot of questions,” he said.