Steel cans crushed and baled

We are hosting school visits to our warehouse for groups who would like to find out what happens to waste after it gets dropped in a recycling bin.

When they visit the Crow warehouse children get hands on sorting paper and cans. They get chance to use a magnet to separate aluminium from steel cans. Children see the cans they have sorted being crushed and baled by our machinery.  Then they are challenged to guess how many cans in each bale.

Pupils see how we use shredding and baling machines to turn office waste paper into bales of animal bedding.

It’s chance for children to see industrial recycling machinery in action, understand how identifying the material is essential to the recycling process and get a glimpse of life in a workplace.

The school visits are led by Crow and staff and volunteers with Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

Crow can accommodate one class of approximately 30 children. The visits last about an hour.  School visits cost £30 including VAT. Please note five is the minimum age for an educational visit.

Useful fact files about recycling at Crow

Fact file 1 – inside the Crow warehouse

Fact file 2 – aluminium

Fact file 3 – steel

Fact file 4 – paper

Other links

Visit our you tube channel for videos about how we process paper and cans in our warehouse.

Sign up to our e mail list for teachers and home educators.

Global corporation Novelis has a useful video here about what goes on inside an aluminium can recycling plant

Jaguar Landrover has a video about how recycled aluminium is used in the manufacture of luxury cars – click  here