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Ever wanted to know more about how household waste is managed, recycled, reused and used to create energy? See below for several opportunities to learn more.

The Recycling Discovery Centre at Gillmoss offers FREE visits for you to delve into the world of waste! During your experience, you will discover:

  • How you can recycle at home to help you and your group Recycle Right
  • How to reduce contamination -That’s the wrong things put in the recycling bins
  • The Journey of Waste – from your home to its final destination

Every visit includes a tour of the state-of-the-art Materials Recovery Facility where you’ll see recycling in action.

When you book you will be asked to make a written commitment: To do something back at home or in school after your visit and afterwards share how it went!

The purpose built, visually stimulating classroom is fully accessible, and all sessions are led by a qualified teacher to meet the requirements of the group, and our Gillmoss Recycling Discovery Centre holds the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge.

To find out more or to make a booking please visit

Ever wondered what happens with the waste that can’t be recycled? It is converted from waste into energy to make electricity – enough for nearly 60,000 homes!

Visit the Visitor Centre at the Rail Transfer Loading Station in Knowsley to see how waste we can’t currently recycle is transported by train to an Energy from Waste facility in Teesside.

Visits by community groups for up to 10 people are welcome. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the work bookings for those under the age of 16 aren’t accepted.

To book your tour please head on over to

The amazing Eco Centre in Southport covers a range of environmental topics and supports learning both in and out of the classroom.

For further information on how to book a visit to learn more, please see