Recycling Centres are now open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week*

Sites are experiencing high volumes of traffic, please plan your visit.

Please follow the below guidelines when visiting:

  • follow social distancing measures when on site
  • wear a face covering to protect yourself, staff, and other users
  • plan your visit, weekdays are less busy
  • sort waste and recycling before your visit to minimise time on site
  • expect queues
  • all recycling containers are open
  • wash your hands before and after your visit

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Heritage Open Day- Salford Road Solar Farm

Date: Monday 13th September, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm
Location: Bolton

Every September thousands of events are organised across England to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore.

Here’s your chance to visit the largest public sector owned solar farm in the North West.

  • See how sunlight is used to generate electricity
  • Find out how the site fits in with the waste contract in Greater Manchester
  • Find out what happens in the adjacent Recycling Centre

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.
  • Please note: there are no welfare facilities on site and the whole visit will take place outside. Be prepared for the weather.

Book your place by telephone or email.

Location: Salford Road, Bolton, BL5 1DG
Contact: Education Team
Telephone: 0161 778 7109

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