Ardley ERF visit 14th June 10:00am - 12:00pm

What happens to the non-recyclable waste that you put in the wheelie bins? ....... Want to find out?

Join us on our visit to the Ardley Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) on June 14th

Ardley ERF

The Ardley facility treats about 326,300 tonnes of non-recyclable waste each year. The operators, (Viridor) say that it 

 diverts at least 95% of Oxfordshire’s residual municipal waste away from landfill and generates enough electricity to power the equivalent of 59,616 homes.

The facility was been built as part of a 25 year contract for residual waste treatment signed with Oxfordshire County Council in March 2011. As well as treating household waste on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council, the facility also receives residual waste from businesses and other local authorities helping them to divert their waste away from landfill. Ardley ERF was built next to an existing landfill site. In April 2014 they announced the closure of this landfill site after 35 years so that non-recyclable waste could be used as a resource at the ERF instead.

Ardley ERF interiorThe company has built a visitor centre at Ardley ERF to encourage people to learn more about the process. We have booked the visit to learn more about their operations and understand how they contribute to the local waste management processes and to providing affordable energy.

NOTE: This visit is only available to healthy, mobile adults as there are stairs and as it is an operating industrial facility there are strict safety requirements. For more details of the requirement here is a video that is given to visit leaders. 

If you would like to consider joining us please let us know ASAP Complete the brief form below – remember, we are limited to 15 adults. Ardley ERF is just off the M40 motorway north of Middleton Stoney.  

ERFs are industrial sites and taking a tour of one of our operational sites is a physical activity. The duration of actual tour may may be up to one hour and visitors are on their feet throughout the tour.  All tour members must be able to complete the tour as tour groups cannot be split once the tour has started.  

Physical, medical and behavioural support needs can impact on the safety of the tour group so we have to make Visitor Centre Manager  aware of any issues in advance.Visit to Ardley ERF

Therefore, it is very important that you share details of any pertinent health conditions so that we can declare them “Visit Agreement” that we have to sign. Please note that we have to provide the site with a full list of attendees with Emergency Contact Name and number.  We (the Green Party) will contact you once you RSVP for the necessary details

Please note we have to get back to the Visitor Centre Manager by June 1st with all names and details.

If you cannot attend but would like to know more about the facility, don’t worry, after our visit we will arrange a virtual visit and talk for all of our members and supporters that are interested.

June 14, 2022 at 10:00am - 12pm
Ardley ERF
Middleton Stoney Road
Ardley, OX27 7AA
United Kingdom
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Barry I Wheatley · · 07889412915
Helen Moore James Marriott Andy Hayter Barry Wheatley

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