Family Open Day – Manchester Education Centre

Date: Wednesday 24th August, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Location: Manchester

See your recycling in action!

Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycling after it has been collected?

Bring your children ( must be aged 7 or over ) to see behind the scenes at our Materials Recovery Facility at Longley Lane in Manchester to see how recycling is sorted and separated from over a million homes. Take part in a site tour wearing some cool PPE and take part in some fun activities to help everyone recycle right.

A  tour of the Materials Recovery Facility

  • See how your plastic bottles are sorted using near infra-red 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)

How to book

  • Numbers for each tour are limited.  Book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Visit is open to Greater Manchester residents only (Excluding Wigan).
  • Visitors between 7 and 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Sorry no under 7 year olds.
  • This event is free of charge.

Location: Longley Lane Education Centre, Longley Lane, Manchester M22 4RQ
Contact: Education Team
Telephone: 0161 778 7109


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