A range of stalls were setup including an activity where visitors could make recycled bracelets from newspaper and an information stand allowing all to learn about the joys of nature (including some interesting pond life!).
The Community Benefit Fund was set up to help support initiatives in the local community and ensure that residents benefit directly from Veolia’s operations in Leeds. The fund supports local community projects that provide the greatest sustainable benefits to the Leeds community.
Paul Fowler, General Manager Veolia Leeds, said: “It is great to be able to support local groups that provide an important educational setting and teach the importance of environmental protection. We look forward to welcoming these groups into our visitor facilities when we open.”
Once completed early in 2016, the Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF) at the former wholesale site on Cross Green, will become an impressive, iconic addition to the Leeds skyline. Run by Veolia on behalf of Leeds City Council, the facility will have the capacity to deal with up to 214,000 tonnes of household waste which will generate enough electricity to power up to 20,000 homes.