Recycling Discovery Centre

A destination with a difference, offering a unique visitor experience for education, community and uniformed groups based in Merseyside & Halton.

Are you looking for a destination with a difference for your next school trip, community group outing or team meeting?
Take a look at what Gillmoss Recycling Discovery Centre has to offer. 

For all ages and groups

Bright and innovative space

Bespoke Teacher CPD

During your experience you will discover: 

What you can recycle at home to help you and your group Recycle Right

What is contamination - That is the wrong things put in the recycling bins.

The Journey of recycling from your home to its final destination.

A unique tour of the Materials Recovery Facility where you’ll see recycling in action. 

Cost: FREE 

Eligible Groups: Must be based in Merseyside & Halton region

Age Groups: Suitable for all ages of children and adults.  

Group size: Min 6 & max 30 people 

Length of session: Up to 2 hours

Operating times: Throughout the day, check the reservation calendar for availability

Parking: Free on-site coach, minibus and car parking

Facilities: Fully accessible centre, lift access, toilets & hand washing facilities

Safety: Facility is viewed from enclosed aerial viewing walkway

Accreditation: Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC)

Ready to book? 

Bookings are only accepted from groups within Merseyside & Halton, if you are outside this area click here to see where Veolia's Sustainable Schools programme covers

1 Check group size
We accept bookings for groups
between 6 and 30 people.

You can book multiple sessions
if you have a bigger group.


2 View the calendar
Check our availability and reserve your session. 

3 Booking confirmation

We'll be in touch after you've reserved
your date on the calendar to confirm
the booking and the details of your visit.

We look forward to welcoming your group. Please get in touch if you need to contact us before you make your reservation.

*Please note: We offer a limited number of later sessions. Late sessions can start anytime between 4.00pm and 5:00pm and last one hour. 

Education and Community Sessions

Sessions are tailored for your group. We accept bookings from groups in Merseyside & Halton:

  • Nurseries
  • Primary and Secondary Schools
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community groups
  • Uniformed groups: Beavers, Cubs, Rainbows, Brownies, Scouts, Guides

and many more!

Ready to book? Get started by viewing our availability calendar in our 3 step booking process above.

Teacher CPD Sessions

Session Outcomes

  • Recycling - Building knowledge confidence
  • Circular economy and the 3R’s
  • Resources and Waste Strategy - Future plans
  • Tour of Gillmoss
  • How can you bring sustainability into the curriculum?

Ready to book?  Get started by viewing our availability calendar in our 3 step booking process above.

Meetings with a difference

From small seminars to training events, Gillmoss Recycling Discovery Centre is ideal for your next event. 

  • Up to 24 attendees with 6 tables
  • 72 inch TV screen for presentations
  • Fully accessible
  • Toilets
  • Guided tour of the Materials Recovery Facility from an enclosed aerial viewing walkway
  • Free on-site parking for cars, mini-buses and coaches
  • Free refreshments
  • Catering not provided (we can recommend a supplier or you can organise your own)

Interested? Drop us an email to speak to us about your event. 

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