Wednesday 15 June 2016

See Waste Recycling in action 29 July at 10.00

If you're interested in attending, please use the email form on the blog and I'll pass your message on to the organiser.

(Sorry about the formatting of the rule document.  Thank Microsoft Word for not supporting document standards.)

Following Carolyn Dwyer's presentation on recycling levels in the Barbican at the AGM, the recycling team have arranged a visit for residents to the Veolia Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Southwark where the City's dry recyclables are sorted and it is also the collection centre for food waste which is then bulked up with other Borough's waste for processing at a site in Kent.

Having visited one of these facilities before it is a really interesting opportunity to see exactly what happens to our recycling. The itinerary is as follows:

10.00  - Presentation on the site/ H & S briefing
10.20  - Don Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
10.30  - Tour the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)
11.00  - Tour the Mechanical and Biological Treatment (MBT)
11.20  - Tour the Recycling Discovery Centre (RDC)
11.35  - Remove PPE
11.40  - Q&A
12.00  - Depart

Veolia can accommodate up to 20 visitors - so if you or anyone from your house group would be interested in joining the trip please let me know. The site is easily reached by public transport - either via the Northern Line to Elephant and then a 172, 453 or 53 bus - or a 172 bus from Little Britain. The site visit is not suitable for anyone fitted with a pacemaker nor, unfortunately, for wheelchair users or those with walking aids.

How to find the site (click)

Safety Rules (click)

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