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Allerton Waste Recovery Park - Talking rubbish to almost 1,000 visitors!   ()

North Yorkshire and York’s waste treatment facility - Allerton Waste Recovery Park - has reached a new milestone.  It’s welcomed almost 1,000 visitors since it began operating in March, all keen to see how their household waste is being sorted and used to create energy.

Allerton Waste Recovery Park is operated by Amey on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council and features a dedicated on-site visitor centre. A range of community groups and schools from across York and North Yorkshire have already visited the centre near Knaresborough and visits are now being booked throughout 2019.  More than 60 groups, and almost 1,000 people, have already visited in 2018.

Visits to Allerton Waste Recovery Park are free and take around two hours. As well as finding out more about what happens to their household ‘black bag’ waste, visitors get a chance to see waste treatment technology in action.

School visits also incorporate waste-themed games and activities. Sessions are offered for pupils aged seven and above.

Allerton Waste Recovery Park was the first facility in the country to use three technologies – mechanical treatment, anaerobic digestion and energy from waste - on one site.  

Allerton Waste Recovery Park accepts visits from schools and community groups from across North Yorkshire. More information is available at www.allerton-waste-recovery-park.co.uk or email AWRP.Visitor@amey.co.uk. All visits must be booked in advance and, in addition to group bookings, individual residents can take part in sessions on the last Tuesday of every month.