Printable Activity Sheets

Click on the links below to download some fun recycling activity sheets! Can you finish them all?

  1. Print out this find-a-word to see how many recycling words you can find!

    Small Find-a-Word 
  2. This find-a-word is bigger and a bit harder! There are lots more words. The words can relate to the Red, Yellow or Green Bins. There’s even some great stuff to do with composting, too. This one could take a while! Are you up to the challenge?
    Large Find-a-Word
  3. Print out this crossword and see if you can solve it by answering the questions.
    Crossword I
  4. This crossword is a little bit bigger. See if you can solve this one too.
    Crossword II
  5. See if you can select the recyclable items in this sheet and colour them in. Choose wisely. Don’t Just Throw It In, Choose The Right Bin!
    Sorting Your Recycling
  6. Colour in your Red Residual Waste Bin and see all the things that belong in there. Are there any surprises?

    Lil' Red
  7. Mr Yellow is your Recycling Bin. He collects the things we can use to make into new things from old things, over and over again. Colour him in!
    Mr Yellow
  8. Mrs Green loves all the things that come from your yard and garden. Can you colour her day?

    Mrs Green

Harvey Crab Busy Nipper Packs

Have we visited your school or community group? Do you have a Busy Nipper pack and want some help with the answers?

Click on the appropriate age group for the answers of your packs

Answers 3-6yrs 

Answers 6-9yrs

Answers 9-12yrs


Education Tools - Doing Your Bit for the Environment

It’s important we all do our best for the environment. See what you can do to help.


Recycling your waste can become a daily activity which has real benefits for the environment. By diverting thousands of tonnes of recyclable material from landfill annually, Wollongong City Council residents can make real environmental savings.

By placing Recycling in the Yellow Bin you help to conserve natural resources, save water and energy, preserve limited landfill space, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce pollution. Recycling closes the resources loop to safeguard valuable resources against landfill. Instead, they are put back into good use making much less impact on our environment in the re-manufacturing process the second time around.


Composting is nature’s own recycling system. It breaks down food scraps and vegetation into their original component nutrient forms and then returns that valuable nourishment to the soil. By composting you give back some of the nutrients taken from the soil.

Composting helps you reduce the amount of food and vegetation going into landfills. Approximately half of the waste from an average household can be composted. One of the best ways to reduce the amount of food and vegetation going to landfill is by composting.

Worm Farms

Worm farming is a great way to compost your food scraps. Worms will eat most of your kitchen waste and turn it into a high-quality fertiliser. Worm farming is great for people who live in units, high-rises or have limited space or garden material. Worm farms don’t smell, they don’t take up much room, and can be kept indoors.

For information on composting or worm farms visit or call Council’s Green Team on 4227 7111.