The Lord Mayor of Bradford was on hand to officially open the city’s latest innovative educational facility earlier this month, as children get to learn all about the importance of recycling.
Located at the site of Associated Waste Management (AWM), on Canal Road, the site will act as a one-stop destination for schools and community groups who want to learn about where waste actually goes.
The building already processes waste from the surrounding district, utilising innovation led technology to effectively and efficiently separate waste – something people will be now be able to witness first hand.
The Lord Mayor of Bradford Cllr Khadim Hussain, cut the ribbon at the official launch event alongside Group Marketing Manager for AWM, Mike Robinson.
Commenting on the potential the site holds for educating children in a proactive manner, Mr Robinson said: “The room is designed to replicate the existing facility at Gelderd Road in Leeds – to provide school and community groups with a demonstration of how and why we should recycle.
“The Canal Road site processes the waste from the District, whilst visitors are also able to see the production of refuse derived fuel (RDF) a renewable energy source which when incinerated at power stations generates steam, heat and electricity whilst diverting waste from landfill.”
Prior to the launch, AWM ran a competition for local school children to design a message board for the outside of the facility.
The winning design was created by 10-year-old Ayesha Hussain, from Frizinghall Primary School, and her artwork is proudly displayed outside the entrance for all to see. Meanwhile, the Lord Mayor also presented certificates to the winner and four runner-ups.
Any groups that would like to visit the site and make use of the facility should contact Mike Robinson on 0845 456 7128 or email him at mike.robinson@ awm.uk.com