Chance to see state-of-the-art recycling facility

Visitors invited to waste and recycling wonder open day in Liverpool.

Visitors invited to waste and recycling wonder open day in Liverpool.

Merseyside and Halton residents will be able to find out more about how recycling from across the region is sorted at a special open day on Friday 27th July.  

The doors will be opened at Gillmoss Materials Recovery Facility, one of two facilities in the region, where over 200,000 tonnes of recyclable material from homes in Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, Wirral and Halton is processed. 

Resource management company, Veolia – who operate the facility on behalf of Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority, use a range of manual, optical and mechanical techniques to turn the region’s waste into a resource.

The company says there will be lots to see and do, hands on activities for children and tips on how you can be more sustainable, as well as having the opportunity the view the facility in action. You can witness first hand how around 90 conveyor belts carry recyclable material around the facility from the viewing walkway and there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions. 

Booking is not required for the free event at Gillmoss Materials Recovery Facility, Bridgehouse Lane, Liverpool, L10 5HA and residents of all ages can visit anytime between 10am – 2pm on Friday 27th July. 

Veolia also run the Recycling Discovery Centre, also based at Gillmoss. This a learning destination for the Children’s University, so if you’re a member, don’t forget to bring your learning passport along. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

If you can’t make this date, Veolia take bookings all year round. For more information visit the Recycling Discovery Centre page on this site. 

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Notes to the Editor

About Veolia UK

Veolia is committed to protecting the environment and improving the lives of the communities in which it operates. Veolia has been awarded two of the UK's most prestigious business accolades for its role as an environmental and social sustainability leader. It was recognised in 2016 as Business in the Community's Responsible Business of the Year, and in 2014 it was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development.

Veolia group is the global leader in optimised resource management. With over 163,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them. In 2016, the Veolia group supplied 100 million people with drinking water and 61 million people with wastewater service, produced 54 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 31 million metric tonnes of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €24.39 billion in 2016. www.veolia.com

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