We have had to change the way that some of our services operate to meet the guidelines set out by the government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic and to provide additional support for those affected.

The Plymouth Energy from Waste Facility and CHP facility provides a waste treatment solution for the South West Devon Waste Partnership. It deals with waste from Plymouth, Devon and Torbay that is not recycled or composted and generates electricity as well as usable heat in combined heat and power (CHP) mode, thereby saving valuable fossil resources and reducing carbon dioxide output.

A half day visit is available for pupils of Torbay schools to the Plymouth Energy from Waste Facility and CHP plant at Devonport.

Times available

  • 10am to 12:30pm
  • 12:30pm to 2:30pm

These visits are free of charge and whilst we recommend a maximum class of 30 to 35 pupils of Year 4 and above, the visits and activities can be adapted for all age groups and smaller or larger numbers.

Grants are available from us of up to £200 to assist Torbay schools with transport costs. These grants are on a first come, first served basis. Please contact us for more information or to apply.

To find out more about the partnership and the facility visit the South West Devon Waste Partnership website. You can book an educational visit on the MVV website.