Tour the facility - Wonder Day 22 September 2018

See what happens to your recycling and learn how we turn waste into green energy...

Recycling Waste Tours

Inside MRF

Learn how recyclables get sorted at our Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). Watch our state-of-the-art machinery and our hard-working staff sort different materials into separate recycling materials ready to baled up and sent to manufacturers to be turned into something new.

Tours will take place every 20 minutes throughout the day and last approximately 40 minutes, tours will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Tours are conducted via the use of audio headsets.

General Waste Tours

Learn how we turn general waste into a low carbon fuel at the Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) Facility, Veolia’s first in the UK.

See how we prevent almost all general waste from being landfilled using state-of-the-art machinery along with a tailored biological process to produce a fuel that can be used to create energy.

General waste tours take place throughout the day on a first come, first served basis and last approximately 20 minutes.

Tour rules:

  • All visitors must visit complete our Health and Safety induction before queuing up for a tour. Please visit the Health and Safety tent on arrival to complete an induction.
  • Children must be over 137cm to be part of a tour. All visitors will be required to wear a hard hat; children too small for our hard hats will not be able to take part in the recycling tour. Smaller children can be accommodated on our children’s tour, see below for details. Tours are not suitable for babies.
  • All children up to the age of 16, must be accompanied by an adult, with no more than two children per adult.
  • No high heels or open toe shoes can be worn inside the facility.
  • Unfortunately, the tour is not accessible to wheelchair users and all participants must be able to walk unaided. All other visitor areas are fully accessible on site.
  • For those with hearing aids, please be aware, certain aids are not compatible with our headsets.
  • Due to the strong magnets used on some of the equipment within the facility, people with pacemakers cannot go on the Recycling Waste Tour, however they can go on the General Waste Tour.

Kids Recycling Tour

For those who are too young or don’t meet our requirements for a standard Recycling Waste Tour we run a special tour once the machinery is shut down for a lunch break, without the need for audio headsets.

Ask at the Health and Safety tent for times and to book a place. Please note spaces fill very quickly so please arrive in good time to book your place. All children must be accompanied by an adult and must be able to walk unaided. No more than two children per adult.

To find out more about our annual Wonder Day, click here