21 - 22 Apr 2018
This tour has to be booked in advance
Thurs 12th April 10-12
Book ahead https://www.eventbrite.com/e/visit-to-wscc-mechanical-biological-treatment-plant-warnham-tickets-428
N.B. THIS TOUR IS ON THURS 12TH APRIL AND HAS TO BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE.
You’ve done your bit, you’ve put your recycled and normal waste into the blue and black bins, you’ve put your bins out to be collected and that’s it over for another week… But what happens next? Where does your recycled rubbish really go and what really happens to all that black bag rubbish?
West Sussex have some of the most state of the art waste & recycling plants and processes in the whole of the UK. In June 2010 West Sussex County Council and Biffa West Sussex Ltd signed a 25 year waste management contract. The aim was to create a partnership to treat the county's 'black-bag' household, and commercial waste and to reduce the volume of waste going to landfill.
This website https://www.westsussexwaste.co.uk/ offers information on what happens to residents' waste, how the facility works, what is produced from the waste which is processed here, and best practice when disposing of waste at home.
As a society, we are caring more and more about plastic, waste and trying hard to reduce what we use. We’re really lucky that here in West Sussex all this great stuff is happening, and this year as part of the Eco Open Houses, the local facility at Brookhurst Wood are opening their doors for you to come and have a look round.
Speaking with people who have already been there, done this - the clear message is, “there is so much to learn, and it is incredibly interesting” - yes, waste can be very interesting!
The tour can take up to 20 people and if demand is there we can organise more than one visit. The first tour is booked for 12th April at 10am and there is no charge but you need to book your place at:
Mechanical Biological Treatment Plant Case Study (PDF, 342kB)