Visitor Centre

Visiting Greatmoor

The Greatmoor EfW Visitor Centre is open for booking by schools, further education establishments and all interested parties.

The fully accessible Visitor Centre is designed to promote and inform visitors about benefits of using waste to produce renewable energy as well as educating about waste reduction, reuse and recycling.

The Centre is located on the third floor of the building, offering great access to the working plant and fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.

To find out how you and your group can arrange a visit, please go to our contact page

 “The introductory overview was particularly good.  It was pitched at just the right level for the audience.  The tour of the plant was, of course, the highlight of the visit.  Without exception, all members of the group have said how fascinating that was”

U3A Group Leader

“The girls were very engaged by watching the grab crane in action, and talking about the waste. The use of an elephant as a comparison worked well.  They were also interested in the PPE, first time in steel toe caps……”

Brownie Group Leader

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“Having the talk before the tour really helped to understand the process and what we were looking at on the tour”

WI Tour Organiser

“Just a big thank you, we had a fantastic visit. I think more people should be made aware that you are there.. such a great facility and so interesting to learn… I will be spreading the word around I loved it both times I visited. Thank you”

Cub Group Leader

 

Information About Visits

School Visits

We offer school visits for Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 groups.

You will follow the life cycle of various items of waste, discovering the resources necessary to create them, just how short a time they may spend in your possession, and then what may happen to them afterwards. You will investigate whether they could be avoided in the first place, how they can be reused, learn if they can be recycled, and if none of these then how they are turned into energy.

The tour of the facility includes access to some of the working areas of the plant. You will visit the Control Room, where you will see deliveries of waste to the Tipping Hall, and the cranes loading the waste into the hoppers which starts the treatment process. You will also visit the specially designed inspection window where you can view the combustion phase with your own eyes!

Your visit can be tailored to meet the needs of your group and link to your current topics.

More information about school visits

The visit will be managed and led by Education Manager who will be happy to discuss your visit with you in advance.

The Education Manager is also able to visit your school to run sessions investigating waste reduction, reuse and recycling. Contact to discuss booking a visit.

 

Download information for school visits

 

 

We are happy to offer visits to organisations such as Scouts, Guides, Cubs and Brownies.

The tour of the facility includes access to some of the working areas of the plant. You will visit the Control Room, where you will see deliveries of waste to the Tipping Hall, and the cranes loading the waste into the hoppers which starts the treatment process. You will also visit the specially designed inspection window where you can view the combustion phase with your own eyes!

There is a minimum age of 8 years old for such visits.

The maximum tour group size is 15 young people plus adult supervisors.

To arrange a visit to Greatmoor please complete the contact form

Information sheet for visiting groups

Whether your students are studying engineering, construction, applied science, geography (or anything else) we are able to offer you a visit, tailored specifically to your needs.

Please contact the Education Manager to discuss.

We can offer site tours of up to 15 people for any groups or organisations.

These visits include a tour where you will visit the Control Room, the inspection window where you can see the combustion process in action and then go on to the turbine hall to see where the electricity is generated.

Refreshments can be made available in the Visitor Centre.

Your visit can be tailored to meet the needs of your group.

The visit will be managed and led by Education Manager who will be happy to discuss your visit with you in advance.

Information sheet for visiting groups

There are four Open Days at Greatmoor each year.  Open days comprise of a number of guided tours throughout the day.

As places on the tours are limited, they are available by pre-booking only.

Once the next Open Day date has been arranged it will be announced on the News pages

Staff from Greatmoor are able to visit you.

Perhaps you are a WI or U3A and would like a presentation about  waste management and recycling

Maybe you have an event, such as your village fete and would like a practical re-use activity

The Education Manager can visit schools and:

  • Give assemblies covering Waste Minimisation, Recycling, Reuse and Energy from Waste
  • Run classroom sessions based on these themes

More information for schools

 

BTEC students from Aylesbury College visiting the grate