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Visit Plymouth Energy from Waste Facility & Combined Heat & Power PlantPlymouth Energy From Waste Plant

A half day visit (10am - 12:30pm or 12:30pm - 2:30pm) is available to the Plymouth Energy from Waste Facility & CHP plant at Devonport.

These visits are free of charge and whilst we recommend a maximum class of 30 - 35 pupils of Year 4 and above, the visits and activities can be adapted for all age groups and smaller or larger numbers.

The following dates are available to visit Plymouth EfW CHP: 7th, 13th & 28th June.



Visit to Exeter Energy from Waste Facility & Pinbrook Recycling Centre

Exeter Energy From Waste Plant

A full day visit is available to the Exeter Energy from Waste Facility in Marsh Barton and Pinbrook Recycling Centre in Pinhoe. Here you can see an itinerary for the day. Schools would aim to arrive at 10am at Pinbrook Recycling Centre in Pinhoe, leaving for Exeter EfW at 11:30am, aiming to leave at 2:30pm.

These visits are free of charge for a maximum class of 30 - 35 pupils of Year 4 and above. 

Visits are available on: 25th April; 7th, 13th & 28th June and 5th July.


Availability At a Glance:

Visit Date Plymouth EfW Exeter EfW & Pinbrook
25th April Not Available Available
2nd May Not Available Booked!
10th May Not Available Booked!
23rd May Not Available Booked!
24th May Not Available Booked!
7th June Available Available
13th June Available Available
20th June Not Available Booked!
28th June Not Available Booked!
5th July Not Available Available


For further information, please contact:-

Devon Schools please contact Lucy Mottram on lucy.mottram@devon.gov.uk or 01392 383519.

Plymouth City Schools please contact Jane Ford (Community Liaison Manager) on jane.ford@mvvuk.co.uk or 01752 393156.

Linked Resources

This visit fits well with curriculum work: It is recommended that you do this visit as part of a large topic / scheme of work. To help you with this we have written Devon based teachers resource packs. What about waste? are two literacy packs written for year 3/4 pupils and year 5/6 pupils. They both have 10 lesson plans with supporting documents. There is also the Material World: a Science and Geography pack for year 5/6 themed around resource use and focuses on plastics and textiles. Check them out here.

To learn more about EfW facilities before the trip click here.