The educational centres in Merseyside celebrated the achievement with a group of Beavers and students from a college and primary school.
The Recycling Discovery Centres, based in Liverpool and Wirral, were delighted to reach the 30,000 visitor milestone. Veolia and Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority opened the doors on waste and recycling to Merseyside residents back in 2009, so they could see what happens to their recycling after it has been collected from homes across the region.
Students who visited on the special day from Knowsley Community College and St Mary’s Primary School, West Derby joined in with the celebrations, followed by a lively group from 17th Fairfield Beavers in the evening.
The Recycling Discovery Centres offer a broad range of educational sessions and show visitors how material from recycling bins in Wirral, Liverpool, Knowsley, Halton and parts of Sefton is sorted and separated at the Materials Recovery Facilities. Members of the public are treated to a tour of the facility where they can see the process in full and how recycling is processed using various techniques after it has been collected by district council wagons.
Kirsty Martin, Education Officer at Veolia, said: “It was great to have a full day celebrating with the 3 diverse groups. We’re looking forward to another busy few months and our community open days in the summer!”