THREE high school students have cashed in on a "wheelie" good idea.
Tanya Han, from James Ruse Agricultural High School, and brothers Chris and Josh Callan from Gilroy College won $5000 for their school to develop a community partnership idea.
As part of NAB Schools First Student awards, students had to submit ideas for a partnership that benefits school and community.
Chris, year 10, and Josh, year 12, want recycling bins in the school's classrooms and playground.
They would also like recycling and waste management company SITA to help the school source recycling bins and co-ordinate workshops in the classroom to educate students about recycling and how to use the bins.
Tanya, in year 11, noticed her school provides only rubbish bins so students were placing recyclable items in them.
She was recognised for her idea to partner with The Hills Council to introduce a recycling program that will benefit the school.
She would like to see her school and the council working together to install recycling bins at the school and educate the students.