New National Restrictions from 5 November

All Recycling Centres will remain open

Only visit if its essential

Please follow COVID-19 measures when you visit

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Manchester Education Centre and Materials Recovery Facility

We are currently not taking any bookings to our Education Centres – Why not book a virtual session instead?

We hope to start tours and visits again soon so please have a look to plan for a future visit.


See how recycling is sorted from over a million homes.

A visit includes:

  • A  tour of the Materials Recovery Facility
  • See how your plastic bottles are sorted using machines called Aladdin
  • Find out how glass bottles and jars are given a clean using cyclones
  • Watch how we turn your aluminium drinks cans and foil into biscuits (not suitable for eating)

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

Centre Information

Address

Longley Lane Education Centre

Longley Lane

Sharston

M22 4RQ

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