Recycling and recovery

Heritage open day at Doncaster transfer station

Residents in Doncaster, South Yorkshire are invited to explore Doncaster transfer station.

To celebrate both the Heritage Open Day scheme and Recycle Week, SUEZ will offer guided tours of the facility to show local residents just what happens to their recyclable and non-recyclable waste when it comes into the site.

SUEZ manages recyclable and residual waste from over 310,000 residents across Doncaster. It is offering free one-hour tours of the transfer station where in excess of 100 loads per day are delivered and removed from the site, dealing with all the waste and recycling from the Doncaster borough. The facility is operated by SUEZ on behalf of Doncaster Council and employs over 160 people.

Tours are available to book for Tuesday 13 September. This is the first time that SUEZ will open its doors to the Doncaster facility as part of the Heritage Open Day scheme.

Shane Atkins, Doncaster Contract General Manager at SUEZ said: “We’re delighted to open our Doncaster Waste Transfer Station to the public and educate residents on exactly what we do with your waste and how we do it.

“We’re incredibly proud of our team and their work at the station, so these tours are a perfect way to showcase the special care it takes to recycle and manage Doncaster’s waste as sustainably as we can. We want to demystify the waste process for residents and give them an opportunity to learn and get answers to their questions about the work we do at the station.”

Councillor Mark Houlbrook, Portfolio Holder for Sustainability and Waste, said: "We often get members of the public wanting to know what happens to their waste once it leaves their property. People are more conscious of their environmental footprint than ever before. We're really grateful to our partners at Suez for facilitating the day and look forward to engaging with local residents."

Places are limited to six per tour, so booking in advance in essential. To book your place, email [email protected] or call 01302 887297.

Please let us know if you have any accessibility requirements that we need to be aware of at the time of booking. We have a dedicated accessibility-friendly tour at 6pm, after site operations end, for increased access to site areas and reduced noise.

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We will soon also be opening applications for the Doncaster Environment Fund in the autumn. The fund supports local good causes developing projects that improve the local natural environment, reduce waste and increase recycling. Last year, £15,000 was shared between community initiatives for local environmental causes. More information about how to apply for this year’s fund will be shared in due course.

About Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, involving thousands of local volunteers and organisations. Every year in September it brings people together to celebrate their heritage, community and history. Events are held online and in person for free.


About Doncaster Waste Transfer Station tours

All places must be pre-booked for the Doncaster tour. Tours are limited to 6 people per group and will take approximately one hour.

Booking close on 31 August at 11.30pm.

Tours take place on Tuesday 13 September with session at:

  • 10am - 11am
  • 11.30am - 12.30pm
  • 1pm - 2pm
  • 6pm - 7pm (accessibility-friendly session)