Do you ever wonder what happens to the things you put in your waste bin?
All of the residual (non-recyclable) household waste generated in Buckinghamshire is now processed at the Greatmoor Energy from Waste facility, at Woodham, near Aylesbury. Greatmoor is operated by FCC Environment, in partnership with Buckinghamshire County Council.
Greatmoor has the capacity to treat up to 300,000 tonnes of waste a year (approximately 900 tonnes a day), waste which would otherwise have gone to landfill. As a result, it generates a minimum of 22 megawatts of electricity to the national grid – meeting the energy needs of around 36,000 homes.
This alternative treatment of waste will result in a saving to Buckinghamshire County Council of approximately £150 million over the life of the contract.
Greatmoor houses a visitor centre, and guided tours are available by prior agreement, at no charge. Tours are open to local organisations, clubs, schools (Key Stage 2 and above), colleges and universities. If you aren’t a member of a local group but would like a tour, why not organise a group of your friends for a visit, or come to one of our open days?
A group visit to Greatmoor can be tailored to your requirements and will include a tour around the facility, which includes the control room (where you will be able to see the cranes loading the waste), a visit to the viewing hatch providing an exciting view into the heart of the fire, and perhaps the turbine hall and condenser fans too.
Due to health and safety considerations in an operational building, on non-school visits we are only able to offer places for visitors older than 12 years old.
For more information about Greatmoor please visit www.Greatmoor.co.uk (coming soon)
For more details please contact
To book a place, or to organise your own visit please contact:
Jez Elkin, Education Manager