ASE Site Visit to Veolia Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility, Leeds

26 September 2019
17:00 - 19:00
Veolia  RERF
Newmarket Approach , Leeds LS9 0RJ , United Kingdom

The visit provides an opportunity to find out more about efforts to improve the sustainability of waste management by reducing landfill, and recovering energy from waste.

Event Type: 
11-19 Teachers
Early Career Teachers
Yorkshire and the Humber (All areas)

Full details

The Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility is designed to remove recyclable waste from black bins and recover energy from what is left over. It will significantly reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfill.   This visit will give an insight to the processes at the site, providing interesting contexts for teaching science and also demonstrate the potential for a site visit by school and college students aged 7 upwards.

This site visit, courtesy of Veolia, is open to all with an interest in sustainability, but numbers are limited and so booking is essential.

Health and safety

Full Personal Protective Equipment will be required for the site tour part of the visit, including safety shoes and overalls unless long sleeves are worn.  To ensure Veolia are able to provide you with the correct safety shoe size, please state shoe size when you book. Please note standard safety shoe sizes come in a size 3 to 13

Please be aware that there are in excess of a 100 stairs and grilled walkways within the operational plant itself, and a reasonable level of fitness is needed to complete the full tour. Visitors with respiratory or cardiac conditions, or who suffer from vertigo, may struggle.


There is limited parking at the site and visitors are encouraged to car-share or use public transport. The nearest bus stop is on Pontefract Lane, which is served by buses from Leeds Railway Station.

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Venue Location

Veolia  RERF

Newmarket Approach