Tours for groups and schools

Do you know you can visit Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park and find out first-hand what happens to your waste?

We have a dedicated, on-site Education and Visitor Centre and can offer talks and tours to community groups, as well as recycling and waste-themed activities for schools.

 

Schools

Visits are free for schools and allow students to find out what happens to rubbish after they throw it away.

The visits include recycling and waste-related activities, as well as the opportunity to take part in a site tour to view state-of-the-art waste treatment technology.

Visits are available for students from Key Stage 3 and 4, with session plans and activities ensuring science, geography and citizenship curriculum links.

Outreach assemblies and workshops are available to for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and 2.

A primary school teacher from Milton Keynes commented:

"We loved having MKWRP in for our assembly. They have really inspired us to do our bit for the school and the wider environment."

Visits must be booked in advance and our online diary below shows availability. Once you have a date in mind for your school visit, please submit the booking form (which can be found in the diary section).

The timing of each session can be tailored to school requirements and we will agree the final content for a visit with the lead teacher. We have a range of Key Stage 3 and 4 lesson plans, which are available to assist teachers and which will be shared at the point of booking. A sample lesson plan can be viewed here.

Due to the operational nature of our site, we can only accept one class per session.

Further and higher education

Our centre also welcome further and higher education students, with talks and tours available to this age group.

Please check our online calendar below for availability and submit the booking form. 

Community groups

Community groups can arrange free visits to Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park. These take around two hours and we can accommodate groups of up to 20 people.

Please check our online calendar below for availability and submit the booking form. 

Youth groups

Youth groups can arrange free visits to Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park. These are flexible to match your meeting times, so please contact us using the links below.

We are unable to take children under 7 years old on to site - instead we are able to offer a talk at your meeting place.

Please check our online calendar below for availability and submit the booking form. 

Individual residents

We also run six monthly sessions for individual residents.

Places must be booked in advance.

Please contact MK.education@amey.co.uk for the date of the next session and online booking link.

Further information

We're sorry that we cannot allow drop-in visitors. All visits must be booked in advance. As we are an operational site, this ensures we are able to safely manage our visits.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please get in touch with us at MK.education@amey.co.uk

 

Don’t forget you can also visit Milton Keynes’ Materials Recycling Facility, which deals with the items you currently recycle at home. Find out more at:

www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/mrf

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