Community and education

We’re committed to being part of the community in North Yorkshire.

We have an on-site Education and Visitor Centre, which is able to offer talks, tours and activities for schools and community groups. See below for more information or check out our leaflet.

In addition, we run regular Local Liaison Committee meetings for stakeholders including local councillors, businesses and residents.

You can also look back at our construction archive to see how the facility took shape.



Take a look at our Education and Visitor Centre page to see how you can book a free visit to Allerton Waste Recovery Park for your school or community group.



In addition to visiting Allerton Waste Recovery Park, we offer a three-step Community Champion programme for school and youth clubs. You can find out more here.



We can all do our bit to help the environment and here at Allerton Waste Recovery Park we encourage everyone to think about reducing, reusing and recycling their waste.

By reducing, reusing and recycling we can cut the impact of our carbon footprint.

Why don't you make a pledge to stop using carrier bags, plastic straws or single use plastics. 

You can make your pledge on our special site here - we'll be adding up how much COwe could save over a year by making small changes!



Allerton Waste Recovery Park is setting up a new Stakeholder Panel.

The panel aims to bring together a range of community, environment and industry representatives, who will look at ideas to raise local awareness of waste-related issues, including promoting recycling and reuse.

The panel will meet twice a year at Allerton Waste Recovery Park, which is based near Knaresborough.

Community or environment-related groups based in York or North Yorkshire who would like to nominate a representative to attend can find out more information here.