The classroom is a wonderful place to learn, but there's nothing like getting out and about to see what happens to all our waste when it is collected for recycling and disposal.
Energy-from-Waste Visitor Centre
The energy-from-waste facility at Gt Blakenham makes energy using all the waste in Suffolk that can't be recycled. The new interactive visitor centre offers an opportunity for a tour of the site and it has an education centre which explores waste, energy and the environment. It was designed by award winning company Designmap, who also designed the exhibits for the Cutty Sark. (Children have to be aged 7+)
Please contact the visitor centre manager, Claire Davies C.Davies@suez.com for more details and to arrange a visit.
Household Waste Recycling Centres
Our Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in Suffolk accept many items for recycling that can’t be collected at home. The HWRC Education Manager, Sharon Lockhart offers a range of talks and activities for schools, including teacher development days, individual class sessions, year groups or eco groups as well as the possibility of arranging a visit to a HWRC site near you.
Please contact the Education Manager, Sharon.Lockhart@fccenvironment.co.uk
Material Recycling Facility
Everything that you put in your recycling bin at home goes to the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Great Blakenham. Here the materials are sorted and separated into bales of card, paper, metals and plastics. Suffolk Waste Partnership run tours of the facility where schools can have a look around to see what happens, take part in a sorting activity and learn more about recycling. (Children have to be aged 7+)
Please contact Waste Management firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note there are only limited tours available on a first come first served basis.