Recycling Discovery Centre

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


We are still having to be cautious about accepting visitors onto our site and hope to be open soon. If you would like to register your interest in visiting, please fill in a visit enquiry form via the links below and we will get in touch with you.

Recycling Live!
A virtual visit to Gillmoss Materials Recovery Facility. 

Bookings can still be made for “Recycling Live!”, a virtual session for Merseyside & Halton's schools and groups that cannot physically visit the Recycling Discovery Centre but still want to engage and learn about the recycling process. 

We also have a fabulous range of online Learning Resources that can be done for fun or with your class or group.

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  1st September 2021:

Can we book our group or class for a visit to the RDC for the Autumn Term and beyond?
We hope to be open soon and when we do it is likely we will be limiting the number of visitors in each group to ensure social distancing can be maintained. Please register your interest by filling in a visit enquiry form via the links below and we will get in touch with you.

When you do reopen, 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.  

 All enquiries will receive up to date guidance on how we will be implementing safe protocols for visits.

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

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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