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.

We hold regular Local Liaison Committee meetings for local businesses and residents so we can keep them updated on operational activity and provide a forum for addressing queries and concerns. 

In addition we have a Stakeholder Panel for individuals and community groups interested in promoting good waste management practice for householders and businesses. The Panel meets twice a year to plan and support waste and environment related projects in the community.

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



Due to the Covid-19 pandemic our visitor centre is currently closed. Please refer back to our website for updates as to when we will be open again.

We also offer virtual tours from the comfort of your own home.

Take a look at our Education and Visitor Centre page to see how you can book a free visit or virtual tour 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!



Meeting twice a year in our state of the art visitor centre, the Allerton Waste Recovery Park Stakeholder Panel brings together a range of community, environment and industry representatives to look at ideas to raise local awareness of waste-related issues, including promoting recycling and reuse.

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.