The EFW burns refuse waste that you place in your black wheelie bin and turns it into energy which provides 10% of the Islands electricity. However, recyclable materials such as glass and cans have little to no value for the plant due to low energy content. Therefore it makes sense to recycle these materials rather than paying to have them burnt.

The Isle of Man energy-from-waste facility boasts a visitor and education centre. In 2017, we hosted just under 800 visitors, 70% of whom were under the age of 18.

Primary and secondary schools enjoyed the opportunity to enrich their teaching of curriculum subjects with insights into science, technology and environmental issues.

Tours of the facility were also arranged for scout groups, adult social clubs and Councillors from Douglas Corporation.

Tours can be tailored for educational purposes, business visitors and members of the public, and our friendly experts are happy to answer all your questions.

We hope you’re tempted to visit and look forward to welcoming you soon.

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