Originally published at: https://chilternsociety.org.uk/event/energy-from-waste-facility-overview-tour/
Greatmoor Energy from Waste takes household non-recyclable waste from throughout Buckinghamshire, diverts it from landfill and uses it to generate enough electricity to power 18% of the homes in the county. This visit will begin with a presentation in Greatmoor’s fully accessible Visitor Centre, which is designed to promote and inform visitors about the benefits of using waste to produce renewable energy, as well as educating about waste reduction, reuse and recycling. This will be followed by a tour where you’ll see waste being delivered, giant grab cranes moving the waste and then the waste burning in the grate, before visiting the turbine hall and experiencing the draught under the condenser fans.
This tour is free to attend but there is an optional £3 donation – As a charity we don’t receive any government subsidies or grants, so without the generosity of our supporters we wouldn’t be able to continue our work to care for the local landscape. The Chilterns is a special place, and your donation will help us to keep it that way.