Veolia Environmental Services is dedicated to changing perceptions of waste within Merseyside. The free waste education programme aims to raise awareness of waste solutions and promote action to reduce, reuse and recycle.
The two Recycling Discovery Centres offer an interactive experience which uses the very latest technology to inspire and educate all schools, higher education providers and community groups. Visitors can discover what happens to their waste, and experience the recovery process of recycling from our extensive viewing platform and live CCTV.
The Centre’s have been accredited by Learning Outside the Classroom for the range of interactive activities available and the opportunities for ‘learning through play’.
We actively work with schools and community groups to tailor our visits to your needs. Whether it’s an introduction to recycling, an in-depth science lesson or guidance for an eco-council, we can provide a fun and educational day out for all.
Activities at the Recycling Discovery Centre include:
- Primary Schools – Guidance for eco-councils, Waste Free Packed Lunch, WasteWise Bean Bag activity, Recycling Computer Games, Interactive whiteboard activities, Reduce, reuse, recycle workshops, Green Screen and video camera.
- Secondary Schools – Explore the waste hierarchy and discuss global, national and local responsibilities, Understand the human impacts on the environment, Explore renewable and non-renewable energy sources, Contextualise maths in a business environment, Interactive group work and discussion groups exploring waste solutions for sustainable development.
- Higher Education Courses – BTEC Environment and Countryside, Geography, Environmental Science, Developing Environmental Awareness, Architecture, PGCE and Teacher Training.
- Community Groups - Information and discussions about recycling at a global and local level. We can help Brownies and Beavers achieve the Environment and Global Challenge badges. Youth groups, Holiday clubs and Retirement groups are all welcome for a guided tour of the recycling facility.
To find out more about the Recycling Discovery Centres click here.
We have two Recycling Discovery Centres in Merseyside:
Gillmoss RDC Bidston RDC
Bridgehouse Lane Wallasey Bridge Road
Liverpool CH41 1EB
How to book
The centre is open all year round for pre-booked visits. To book a visit email: DiscoveryCentre@veolia.co.uk or call 0203 567 4200.
To see our booking procedure guide, click here.
If you have already booked your visit click on the relevant links to download the pre-visit information. Please fill in and return these forms to DiscoveryCentre@veolia.co.uk before your visit.