North Yorkshire

About us

Allerton Waste Recovery Park brings together state-of-the-art technologies to make the most of rubbish from homes in York and North Yorkshire.

It's been open since March 2018 and is operated by Amey on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council and the City of York Council.

The new facility is reducing the amount of household waste going to landfill in the county by 90%. Diverting this waste away from landfill means we can use it to generate enough energy to power the equivalent of 40,000 homes. You can find out more about how we do this on our technology pages, by watching our video here, or by taking a look at our process diagram here.

And do you know we have an on-site Education and Visitor Centre? We offer talks, tours and activities for schools and community groups. You can find out more here or check out our leaflet too.

Click to find out how to reduce, reuse and recycle your waste by visiting North Yorkshire County Council's website.