Where does all of Bristol's recycling go?

**IMPORTANT UPDATE: Following government guidance regarding coronavirus we are currently unable to hold talks and tours. This page will be updated with any changes to this.**

Ever wondered where your rubbish goes? Our Engagement Team holds talks and leads tours of our Transfer Station where you can get a first-hand look at what it takes to manage the city's plastic, cans, card, food, paper and glass.

How do we separate plastics and cans? Where does our cardboard go? How many food waste containers do we fill in a week? All this and more will be answered during your visit to our transfer station.

If you are a Bristol resident, come join us on a Friday lunchtime and get up-close and personal with our city's recycling.

We provide the safety equipment; high-visibilty vests, steel-toed boots (please bring socks!) and ear defenders for kids. Children are asked to wear wellies; our boots only go down to an adult size 3.

Children are welcomed to the tours but must be accompanied on a 1:2 basis (i.e. 1 adult to 2 children). You are responsible for your children and their behaviour - this is a working site and health and safety must be adheared to).

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Join a Tour

We hold tours fortnightly on Friday. Click the button below to book your space.




Bespoke Tours

Where possible, we offer bespoke tours to community groups, schools and university students. Please get in touch with us directly to inquire about arranging a bespoke tour at hello@bristolwastecompany.co.uk or 0117 304 9022.

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Talks and Workshops

Our Engagement Team also pay visits to community groups, schools and even the girl guides to chat about the city's waste, recycling and litter, how it's managed and what residents can do to lessen their environmental impact.

Submit an enquiry to the team to book your presentation or workshop, as they are often bespoke for the group. We're flexible in times and can often do presentations outside of normal working hours. Please note that we can only give presentations to groups that are served by Bristol City Council.