Site Tour of Ford Recycling Plant

Posted on 02 September 2021

Join us for a FREE site visit to Ford Recycling Plant on Monday 11th October 10am – 12pm. A great chance to see what happens to the waste that ends up in your bin!

West Sussex have some of the most state-of-the-art waste & recycling plants and processes in the whole of the UK. This website https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/land-waste-and-housing/waste-and-recycling/recycling-and-waste-prevention/what-happens-to-your-waste/ offers information on what happens to residents’ recycling and we are sure you will find a visit to the site at Ford really interesting.

This site visit was due to take place in April of last year for our big Eco Open Houses event, which had to be postponed due to the first lockdown, so we are especially thrilled to be able to finally present this event.

For more details and to book your FREE ticket, please do visit our Eventbrite listing:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ford-recycling-plant-site-visit-tickets-167960190451

 

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