Allerton Waste Recovery Park

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Allerton Waste Recovery Park

Discover what happens to rubbish after you throw it away. Take part in waste-related activities, and tour the state-of-the-art waste treatment technology.

Allerton Waste Recovery Park brings together state-of-the-art technologies to make the most of rubbish from homes in York and North Yorkshire.  It has been open since March 2018 and is operated by Amey on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council.

This new facility is reducing the amount of household waste going to landfill in the county by 90%. Diverting this waste away from landfill means we can use it to generate enough energy to power the equivalent of 40,000 homes.

Our on-site Allerton Waste Recovery Education and Visitor Centre offers talks, tours and activities for schools and community groups. We can all do our bit to help the environment and here at Allerton Waste Recovery Park we encourage everyone to think about reducing, reusing and recycling their waste. In addition to visiting Allerton Waste Recovery Park, we offer a three-step Community Champions programme for schools and youth clubs.



Cycle Storage, Disabled Toilets, Facilities for Hearing Impaired, On Site Parking


Cater for Educational Groups, Coach Parties Welcome, Conference Facilities, Groups Welcome, Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,


Picnic Site, Toilets,






Covid Review

0800 521660

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday by
appointment only


Free entry


(Off A168) Knaresborough, HG5 0SD

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