Stockport Education Centre and Mechanical Biological Treatment Facility

See how general waste is turned into electricity to power 2,000 homes.

A visit includes:

A  tour of the Mechanical Biological Treatment Facility

  • Find out how we store methane gas in a bubble
  • Find out why bacteria are very useful at cleaning the air as well helping us make electricity
  • See how we make a lovely soup from some of the ingredients in your general waste bin.

A selection of tailored interactive activities

  • Right Stuff Right Bin – Which bin is which?
  • Rubbish to Resource – Where does it all go?
  • One Earth – Why does it matter?

Visits are suitable for:

  • Primary school classes (Year 3 and above)
  • Guide and Scout groups (7 years old and above)
  • Secondary and Higher Education students studying environmental and STEM subjects
  • Further Education students studying environmental and STEM courses
  • Adult community groups

Not in education or part of a community group?

You can still visit us on one of our Public Open Days! Visit our events page for dates available.

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