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Western Riverside Field Trip

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm


Western Riverside Centre  –   PACK LUNCH (no concession)

Smugglers Way site handles the rubbish and recycling from four London Boroughs, during your visit
your class will see how the waste is sorted and dealt with for recycling or disposal.

You will see: 1000 Tonnes of General Waste being tipped into shipping containers and loaded by giant
box cranes onto our barges by the riverside, ready to be taken to the Energy from Waste plant at the end
of the day.

350 Tonnes of Recycling going through our sorting machines, being separated by its material type, and
then baled and stacked ready to be sent on. Your class will see the sorting machines from our Education
Room. They will also see the sorted bales of materials as we walk around the site.

We will have a discussion about the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) in our Education Room.
Discussing the importance of wasting less, where the materials we use come from, and the effects waste
can have on the environment.

There is also a short video which explains how the sorting machines work, and which also shows the
Energy from Waste plant where the General Waste is being sent to.

Finally there will be a chance for your class to explore the Education Room, with its “Dig In” displays,
views of the sorting machines, our plastic lid crushing machine, and more.
There are toilets just by our education room for your class to use before heading back to school. The
entire tour about 1 hour 15 min’s. You are welcome to stay on for half an hour for lunch in the Education
Room after the tour.


May 26
10:00 am - 3:30 pm


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