North Yorkshire

PUMPKINFEST - zero food waste awareness day
Wednesday 27 October


Join us for some FREE Half Term Fun. Meet the team and find out what happens to food when you put it in the bin and activities including:

  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Cookery demonstrations with celebrity chef Nigel Brown
  • Smoothie bike - using pedal power to make delicious smoothies
  • Children's costume competition - get dressed up and take a pic with one of our team and you may win a prize; and more

By prior appointment only - To book a place or find out more email

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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 has implemented additional site control measures.

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

  • Encouraging all non-essential staff to work from home/avoid travelling to operational sites
  • 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 the arrangements and to reschedule if appropriate. 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.