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Recycling Facility Class Trips
Come and see what happens to everything you throw away, and learn how you can help look after your waste and the environment.
See the MRF in action
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At our Education Centre pupils from the age of 5 or staff groups can see our Materials Recycling Facility in action. Pupils will explore the history of waste and learn about the energy wasted by throwing away items rather than recycling them. They will see rubbish lorries tipping their loads, and get up close to our container cranes loading rubbish onto barges on the Thames. Pupils are then provided with practical information on which materials can be recycled and see how this happens. They will learn the importance of the 3Rs - reduce, reuse and recycle, and find out what they can do to put them into practice.
The trip can be extended to include a hands-on paper recycling activity where each pupil will make their own piece of paper. Or for KS1 we can produce our own recycled instruments to shake along to our recycling song.
Class trips are FREE OF CHARGE and available for all schools in the boroughs of Wandsworth, Lambeth, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham. We cannot offer trips to schools outside these boroughs.
If you can't come to us, we can also visit you to deliver assemblies and workshops in school
You can extend your trip and have a go at hands-on recycling with our papermaking sessions