Longley Lane R4GM Visitor Centre

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 infrared lasers
  • 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?
  • Interactive games on iPads
  • One Earth – Why does it matter?

Visits are suitable for:

  • Groups within the Greater Manchester waste contract area (which excludes Wigan)
  • 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

Have you considered an online session with one of our education officers instead?

Centre Information


Longley Lane Education Centre

Longley Lane


M22 4RQ

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