More open days are being planned at the energy-from-waste facility, giving local people the chance to see for themselves how Suffolk’s waste is being put to good use.
Since the visitor centre opened last year over 4,500 people have been round the plant to find out more about how Suffolk’s waste is being used to create electricity for 30,000 homes. Each visit includes a short presentation, time in the interactive visitor centre and the control room and a tour of the plant. For the tour part of the visit, you need to be over seven years old, and it’s unsuitable for anyone with vertigo or mobility issues as it includes climbing over 300 steps and 23 levels.
Visitors must wear full-length trousers and flat covered shoes – walking boots or trainers are ideal, but no heals or sandals. All personal protective clothing will be provided.
The open days are as follows:
Wednesday, November 30, 6-8pm
Saturday, December 3, 10am-noon
Thursday, December 8, 10am-noon
Monday, December 12, 2-4pm
Numbers will be restricted to 20 for each day and booking is essential. To book a place contact Emily Pike: 01473 836812 / [email protected]
The site will be undergoing routine cleaning and maintenance between October 30 and November 20. Work on the two lines will be staggered so we will continue to process waste throughout this period and there will only be a few days when the site is completely shut down. There will be extra contractors on site, but there should be no impact on the local community.
Site offices: 01473 839149
To book a visit: 01473 836812
Environment Agency: 0800 807060