Take a tour of the BDR Waste Treatment Facility

The tours give you a chance to take a look behind the scenes at the facility which is revolutionising the way we deal with leftover household waste in Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham.

The visits are organised to show members of the public what happens to the quarter of a million tonnes of waste they throw away each year. Instead of being sent to landfill, it is processed and turned into useful resources including low carbon electricity.

If you are a group of five or fewer please see below to find out how to book on to a public tour. If you are a group of 6-12 please contact us to arrange a tour specifically for your group.

What is involved in a tour?

Tours of the BDR Waste Treatment Facility are run regularly throughout the year. The tour session lasts approximately two hours and begins with a presentation about the facility, its construction, purpose and location, how the facility processes waste and issues that have been encountered and the solutions put in place. This is followed by a safety induction and a tour of the facility.

When booking we require your shoe and jacket size to ensure that we can provide suitable safety clothing that must be worn throughout the tour, including safety boots, hi-vis jacket or vest, gloves, hard hat and safety glasses. This Personal Protective Equipment will be provided for your use and must be returned at the end of the tour.

When are the tours running?

  • Friday 16th September at 2pm (Fully booked, please message to be added to the cancelation list)
  • Friday 16th September at 6pm
  • Wednesday 16th November at 2pm
  • Wednesday 16th November at 6pm
  • Monday 16th January at 2pm
  • Monday 16th January at 6pm
  • Thursday 16th March at 2pm
  • Thursday 16th March at 6pm

Who can come on a tour of the BDR Waste Treatment facility?

Site tours are open to anybody over the age of 18, we are not able to include minors on site tours for insurance reasons. If you have a mobility, sensory, audio or visual disability please contact us to discuss how we can adapt a site tour to ensure your comfort and inclusion.

The tour of the facility includes a walk of around 1.5 kilometres (1 mile) and although lifts are available in some locations the tour includes several steps and can be loud in some places.

How do I book a tour?

To book a place on a tour please contact us with the following details, bookings cannot be confirmed without these:

  • Name
  • Contact email address
  • Contact phone number
  • Shoe size (UK sizes)
  • Jacket size (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

Once we have these details, we will confirm your booking. We require your shoe and jacket size to ensure that we can provide suitable safety clothing that must be worn throughout the tour including safety boots, hi-vis jacket or vest, gloves, hard hat and safety glasses.

To book a place on a tour, please email Renewi's Assistant Community Education Liaison Officer, Rebecca Wilson (Rebecca.Wilson@renewi.com) or telephone 01709 765350

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