Waste Works is an education facility based at the Manchester Recycling Centre. The facility was officially launched by Hazel Blears MP, then Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in March 2008. Waste Works promotes effective waste management, and raises awareness of wider environmental issues, such as climate change and the use of renewable energy at The Co‑operative Group.
The Waste Works facility was designed to be an exemplar of recycling in action, with tables made from recycled plastic bottles and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) plywood. The centre is managed by the environmental charity Waste Watch and offers a curriculum-linked education programme to Key Stage 2 school pupils (aged 7–11) and community groups.
Educational visits to the centre can be organised through the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority.