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  • Date and time: Friday 1 December 2023, 9am to 3pm
  • Audience: Open to staff, students (postgraduate researchers only)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Join our Food, Water and Waste research theme visit to Allerton Waste Recovery Park and find out what happens to your rubbish after you throw it away. The Session includes recycling and waste-related activities, as well as the opportunity to take part in a site tour to view the Park's state-of-the-art waste treatment technology.

The visit takes around 2 hours. The tour onto site involves a walk which is about 1km for the round trip and there are 30 metal steps to climb (a platform lift is available for anyone unable to climb them). Please note that we are only able to accommodate one person per group who would not be able to use the stairs in the event of a site evacuation so please do let us know( if you would need assistance.

We must stress that it is essential that you arrive with suitable footwear and clothing for an industrial site visit. This includes having thick soled shoes with no open toes and feet fully covered - no exposed bare skin of feet and legs and no high heels. Legs must also be covered preferably by trousers but leggings or similar are acceptable. Anyone unsuitably dressed will not be allowed on the site tour.

The tour will take around 2 hours. Followed by a discussion session and lunch.

Transport will be provided by the University of York.

Please note there are limited spaces and these will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If you can no longer make it please let us know so we can give your space to someone else.