Materials Recovery Facility Tour

photo of an education officer in high-vis and hard-hat giving a tour of the Materials recovery facility to a group of visitors

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

Here’s your chance 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

  • 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)

 

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Dates and times

Date: Thursday 30th May 2024
Time: 2pm-4pm

Date: Saturday 1st June 2024
Time: 10am-12pm

Pre-booking: Required

  • 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.

Booking is essential due to limited numbers. Once booked, you will receive a confirmation email containing directions, and guidance for making a safe visit to this industrial site.

Book your place stating date & time here.

Booking Contact: 
Call: 0161 778 7109
Email:
education@recycleforgreatermanchester.com
Location: Longley Lane Education Centre, Longley Lane, Sharston, M22 4RQ





Renew Hub Visitor Tour 

Visitors at the Education Pod at the Renew Hub

Come and see where the items donated by the people of Greater Manchester are repaired, upcycled and put back into reuse!

The Renew Hub is the place where all the items that have been donated go to. Here they are checked, repaired or upcycled. They are allocated to our 3 Renew shops or sold on the Renew eBay store. During the tour you will hear about the whole process, visit the large events space, see the items being allocated to the shops and see the eBay store. You will also see and hear about the work of the Charity partners who upcycle and repair the items in the hub. There are further activities with the Recycle for Greater Manchester Education Team who will host your visit and explain how people can be part of the circular economy recycling loop.

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Dates and times

Date: Friday 31st May 2024
Time: 10:30am-12pm or 1:30pm-3pm

How to book

Pre-booking: Required

  • Numbers for each tour are limited.  Book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Visit is open to Greater Manchester residents only (Excluding Wigan).
  • Visitors between 11 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Sorry no under 11 year olds.
  • This event is free of charge.

Booking is essential due to limited numbers. Once booked, you will receive a confirmation email containing directions, and guidance for making a safe visit to this industrial site.

Book your place here.

Booking Contact: 

Call: 0161 778 7109
Email:
education@recycleforgreatermanchester.com
Location: Nash Rd, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester M17 1SX





Solar Farm Tour – Bolton

Education officer talking to a group of people at a solar farm

Join us at the solar farm and see how sunlight is converted into electricity to part power our facilities and help towards our carbon reduction targets! Salford Road is the largest public sector owned solar farm in the North West.

  • An hour tour of the Solar Farm
  • See how sunlight is being 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 waste facilities and Recycling Centre

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Dates and times

Date: Tuesday 28th May 2024
Time: 6pm-7pm

How to book

Pre-booking: Required

  • 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.

Booking is essential due to limited numbers. Once booked, you will receive a confirmation email containing directions, and guidance for making a safe visit to this industrial site.

Book your place stating date & time here.

Booking Contact: 

Call: 0161 778 7109
Email:
education@recycleforgreatermanchester.com
Location: Salford Road, Bolton, BL5 1DG





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