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In order to comply with relevant health and safety legislation, to support the Government’s efforts to ‘contain’ and ‘delay’ the spread of the virus, and to support business continuity planning, Amey is implementing additional site control measures from Monday 16 March.

One of the measures deemed necessary to mitigate the impact of the pandemic is to implement site control to essential personnel only, to support ‘social distancing’ measures recommended by the Government to ‘delay’ the spread of the virus. This includes:

  • Encouraging all non-essential staff to work from home/avoid travelling to operational sites
  • Suspension of all external visits including educational and industry visits
  • Avoiding all non-essential travel and non-business critical meetings

These measures will remain in place until further notice. If you have scheduled a meeting at or a visit to one of our sites, a member of our team will contact you to discuss rescheduling. Further updates will be provided in due course.

We thank all our stakeholders, partners and suppliers for their understanding and support at this time.

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.