Recycling and waste plant tours

Important notice: All plant tours are currently cancelled due to Covid-19.

Free waste plant tours

Join us on one of our free waste plant tours to find out what happens to your waste after it's collected.

Please note that our tours are open to Oxford City residents only and booking is essential.

We currently offer tours of the following facilities :

  • Ardley Energy Recovery Facility - general waste incineration
  • Cassington Anaerobic Digester - food waste recycling

We can provide free transport form Oxford - Marsh Road Depot, Cowley, OX4 2HH - to each of the sites in our minibus. Booking is essential no matter how you chose to travel to the tour.

The minimum age for our tours is 10 years and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Request a space

Tours are free and booked on a first come first serve basis.

To book your place on one of our upcoming tours (listed below) please provide all the following information by return email.

If you are booking multiple places on a tour please provide the information for each attendee.

  • Do you require transport from Oxford to the site?
  • Your name
  • Your profession
  • Your email address
  • Your phone number
  • Your postcode
  • Your emergency contact - the name of someone we should contact in case of emergency
  • Your emergency contact’s phone number
  • Any mobility or medical concerns

If you are unable to attend, please let us know within 48 hours prior to the tour. If you book a spot on one of our tours and fail to show up on the day, you will be declined the opportunity to attend any future tours.

Please note: we're no longer able to offer tours to a recycling sorting plant.

The facility that we take our recycling to in Kent is not set up to facilitate visitors and the facility that we previously visited in Milton Keynes no longer offers tours to residents who live outside of their area. If in the future we are available to visit a recycling sorting plant and you would like to be informed, please email us to add you to a contact list.

Email us to join the contact list