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Cardiff Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) is the largest ERF in Wales treating waste from the local authority and local business contracts. The facility handles 350,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste, per year. It diverts at least 95% of South Wales’ residual waste away from landfill and generates 250GWh of electricity for the National Grid. That is enough to power approximately 50,000 households.

Explore Cardiff Energy Recover Facility to see how your non-recyclable waste is turned into energy to power approximately 50 000 homes.

The facility also boasts a world class environmental education centre where young and old are invited to learn about energy recovery technology, and all the different ways that they can reduce, reuse and recycle waste.

On 14th and 15th September, Project Green and Viridor are opening the doors to this incredible facility and giving the Cardiff community a sneak peek, as part of the Open Days taking place throughout Wales, and Heritage Open Days taking place in England.

Members of the public may choose one of the following time slots to attend the events: 10:00 - 12:00 or 14:00-16:00. The maximum number of people per tour is 12.

Booking via Eventbrite is essential due to limited availability per tour. The following link may be used for booking:

In the interest of health and safety, the minimum age for a visit is 8 years old. Children under this age will not be allowed on the tour. Clothing must cover the legs, arms and feet and not restrict vision. This means no sandals, skirts and shorts. Trousers are ideal. The visitor centre is fully accessible for wheelchair users; however, there is limited wheelchair access for a tour of the facility. Please let us know using the booking form of any mobility issues.

The site has a secure bike shelter. If driving, please reverse park into the visitor parking area and observe and follow all signs. Please ensure you arrive at least 10 minutes before you tour start time and only for the tour you have booked for.

During the visit you will be required to wear protective equipment including: a high visibility jacket or vest, goggles, a hard hat and gloves which will be provided for you. A series of health and safety questions will be asked via Eventbrite during the booking process. This is a requirement for booking and is required for your safety. If you’d like to discuss any details further before booking, please contact Eamonn Scullion 07824637798 or

Cardiff Energy Recovery Facility Trident Park Glass Avenue Cardiff Glamorgan CF24 5EN