Education and visitor centre

Do you know you can visit Allerton Waste Recovery Park and find out first-hand what happens to your waste?

We have a dedicated, on-site Education and Visitor Centre and can offer talks and tours to community groups, as well as recycling and waste-themed activities for schools.

Schools

Visits are free for schools and allow students to find out what happens to rubbish after they throw it away.

The visits include recycling and waste-related activities, as well as the opportunity to take part in a site tour to view state-of-the-art waste treatment technology. Check out more information here.

Visits are available for students from Key Stage 2, 3 and 4, with session plans and activities ensuring science, geography and citizenship curriculum links.

Visits must be booked in advance and our online diary below shows availability. Once you have a date in mind for your school visit, please submit the booking form (which can be found in the diary section).

The timing of each session can be tailored to school requirements and we will agree the final content for a visit with the lead teacher. We have a range of Key Stage, 2, 3 and 4 lesson plans, which are available to assist teachers and which will be shared at the point of booking. A sample lesson plan can be viewed here.

Due to the operational nature of our site, we can only accept one class per session.

Further and higher education

Our centre also welcome further and higher education students, with talks and tours available to this age group.

Please check our online calendar below for availability and submit the booking form. 

Community groups

Community groups can arrange free visits to Allerton Waste Recovery Park. These take around two hours and we can accommodate groups of up to 15 people.

Please check our online calendar below for availability and submit the booking form. 

Individual residents

We also run two monthly sessions for individual residents or smaller groups.

Places must be booked in advance and we hold the sessions on the last Tuesday of every month at 2pm and 6pm.

A maximum of 15 people will be allowed on each session, on a first come first served basis.

Please check our online calendar below for availability and submit the booking form. 

Further information

We're sorry that we cannot allow drop-in visitors. All visits must be booked in advance. As we are an operational site, this ensures we are able to safely manage our visits.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please get in touch with us at AWRP.Visitor@amey.co.uk

 

 

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