Visit your waste facility

Want to know what happens to your recycling and rubbish?

Southwark residents can get behind the scenes at their local waste management facility. In the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) you can see your recycling being sorted into different streams by machine and hand. In the Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) facility waste is processed into fuel before being sent to the SELCHP energy recovery facility nearby to be turned into electricity for 48,000 homes and heat and hot water for 2,800 homes.

Tour dates and bookings

If you wish to attend one of our waste facility tours, click on a date of interest and fill out the short online form to register. Places on the tours are provided on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited. 

Tours will be located at Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility, 43 Devon Street (Off Old Kent Road), London, SE15 1AL.

School and group bookings

Additional tour dates for group visits can be arranged by completing the Southwark Group Tour online form.

School visits can be arranged by filling in the online school recycling discovery centre form.


Page last updated: 20 May 2024


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