Recycling Discovery Centre

Offering a unique visitor experience for education, community and uniformed groups.

Gillmoss Recycling Discovery Centre offers FREE visits for you to delve into the world of waste!


Although Gillmoss Recycling Discovery Centre is currently closed to visitors, we are working hard behind the scenes so we can open in a safe and responsible way when we are able to. 

In the meantime, why not check out our new Learning Resources page and have a go at some of the activities. 

We've answered a few questions below but if you have a specific request or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Don’t forget to like and follow us on facebook and twitter via @MerseyRDC to keep up to date with our news. 


Frequently Asked Questions - last update 31st July 2020:

Will you be offering any visits or activities during the school summer holidays?
At this time we are unsure as to when we will be in a position to offer visits.  We have launched a new webpage with lots of resources and activities. But if there is something particular you would like to know or find out, please do contact us.  

Keep an eye on our website and facebook page (@MerseyRDC) for updates. 

Can we book our group or class for the autumn school term?
We hope to be open for the autumn school term but as yet, cannot confirm numbers permitted on site nor the actual format of the visit.  Please do however register your interest by filling in a visit enquiry form and we will get in touch with you.

How will you ensure we can visit safely? 
We recognise our responsibility to the health, safety and wellbeing of all of our staff and visitors in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and are committed to following the advice and guidance provided by the government.  

We will provide further guidance once we are able to reopen.

During your experience, you will discover: 

  • What you can recycle at home to help you and your group Recycle Right
  • What is contamination - That’s the wrong things put in the recycling bins!
  • The Journey of Waste from your home to its final destination!

Every visit includes a tour of the state-of-the-art Materials Recovery Facility where you’ll see recycling in action. 


When you book you will be asked to make a written commitment:
To do something back at home or in school after your visit and afterwards tell us how it went!

From Merseyside & Halton? Click below to find more about visiting us

"A fantastic and free visit that was very educational and fun!" Queens Park Primary

"Kirsty tailored the sessions to meet the needs of our 3 groups of students. Fantastic visit!" Hugh Baird College

"A worthwhile and well presented visit. Excellent facilities and confident staff"  ITPAS Community Group, Wirral

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