WA0717 - Site Visit: Viridor Energy Recovery Facility

Time: 13:00 - 14:30   Region: Wales
Venue: Viridor Education Centre, Glass Avenue, Trident Park ERF, Cardiff, CF24 5EN,

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Join us in visiting The Cardiff Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) - the largest ERF in Wales, treating waste from a number of local authority and local business contracts. 

The facility handles 350,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste per year and diverts at least 95% of South Wales’ residual waste away from landfill. It also generates 30MW of electricity for the national grid; enough to power 50,000 households.

Join your IEMA Wales Network in visiting Cardiff ERF’s environmental education centre, where you'll enjoy a tour of the facility, learn more about the energy recover technology and discover its crucial contribution to the waste hierarchy.


For your visit, please wear sensible, closed and study footwear (we recommend walking boots or trainer shoes with good grip) or sadly you will not be able to join.

Please make sure you wear long sleeves and have your legs covered (trousers, leggings or tights).

Personal protective equipment (PPE) will be supplied by the facility. For the tour of the plant, you will be issued:

  • High visibility vest
  • Hard hat
  • Built-in radio communication headphones for communication between student and leader when required
  • Safety glasses
  • Gloves


Book now to secure your place.