Bolton Education Centre and Energy Recovery Facility

See how general waste from Bolton is turned into electricity to power 14,000 homes.

A visit includes:

A  tour of the Energy Recovery Facility

  • Look inside the furnace which reaches temperatures up to 1100°c
  • Find out how emissions are controlled with the help of ammonia, carbon, lime and 5m vacuum bags.
  • Look up the 60m chimney which was looked after by the one and only much loved local celebrity, Fred Dibnah himself.

A selection of tailored interactive activities

  • Right Stuff Right Bin – Which bin is which?
  • Rubbish to Resource – Where does it all go?
  • One Earth – Why does it matter?

Visits are suitable for:

  • Primary school classes (Year 3 and above)
  • Guide and Scout groups (7 years old and above)
  • Secondary and Higher Education students studying environmental and STEM subjects
  • Further Education students studying environmental and STEM courses
  • Adult community groups

Not in education or part of a community group?

You can still visit us on one of our Public Open Days! Visit our events page for dates available.

Centre Information


Unit 4
Hurstwood Court
Raikes Lane

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