Guided tour of The Maresme Integral Centre for Waste Recovery

We encourage you to take a guided tour of the Maresme Integral Centre for Waste Recovery; a tour for people of all ages, from schoolchildren to adults. Enjoy a spectacular experience, where learning and awareness-raising take place in an educational and entertaining way: the environmental classroom, a route past totem poles explaining the plant’s processes, the green sphere, and a 4D simulator where you can experience at first hand the journey that the waste makes!

The visit is free. Get in touch with us if you’d like to take part in this different and enriching experience.

Information about the Tour

Come and see the new Environmental Classroom! Discover the Green Sphere! Enjoy the Simulator!

The Maresme Integral Centre for Waste Recovery has a recently-opened interactive Environmental Classroom aimed both at school children and students as well as adults and families. During the visit there is also an explanatory guided tour of the whole centre. The Green Sphere is an innovative audiovisual installation which shows visitors how to work for change in the waste management of our country, and the Simulator is a fantastic 4D cinema which shows first-hand the journey that waste makes, in a surprising and spectacular way.

Educational program of the Consorci

Activities for schools

Schools have the opportunity to visit the Maresme Integral Centre for Waste Recovery, where the county’s municipal waste is treated, and they can also take part in an educational workshop at their school as a preliminary activity.

The visit to the Centre’s facilities is accompanied by monitors and can be made every working day, from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm. Three tours are available: the whole Centre (duration 2h 30 min), the REMAINDER Treatment Plant (duration 2h) and the Energy Recovery Plant (duration 1h 30 min).

The visit begins with an introduction and video presentation of the Maresme Consortium for Municipal Solid Waste Treatment. Then, in subgroups of a maximum of 15 students, the tour begins, accompanied by a monitor who explains the facilities and serves as a guide for the different educational activities that are carried out along the tour: environmental classroom, green sphere, 4D simulator, etc. It should be noted that the simulator is a singular and unique installation that, due to its characteristics as a theme park attraction, provides an impressive experience for schoolchildren.

A group of a maximum of 45 pupils (divided into 3 subgroups) can take part in the visit at the same time and, if necessary, another group, also with a maximum of 45 pupils, can enter half an hour later.

With regard to didactic workshops, there are three types of workshop depending on the age of the pupils:

  • “Twinkle and Waste”. Aimed at pupils in the initial cycle and middle cycle of primary education. Lasting 1 hour 30 minutes, it is designed as an activity to be carried out prior to the visit to the Centre, and is a workshop to learn about the concept of waste as a resource and how waste is separated so that it can be recycled.
  • “With Energy!” Aimed at pupils in the upper cycle of primary education and the first cycle of compulsory secondary education. Lasting 1 hour 30 minutes, it is designed as an activity to be carried out prior to the visit to the Centre and can be done in English. It is a workshop that looks at the concept of energy and aims for students to learn about the different forms of energy production at the Maresme Integral Centre for Waste Recovery.
  • “The Sustainable City”. Aimed at students in the second cycle of compulsory secondary education, A-level, Vocational Training and Adults. It lasts 1 hour 30 minutes and is designed as an activity to be carried out prior to the visit to the centre. It is a group board game, in role-playing format, designed to familiarise students with the concept of sustainable management at a municipal level.

Schools can choose to only visit the facilities, or do the didactic workshop one day and the visit another. In this case, we recommend doing the workshop first and then the visit, but this is optional.

There is also the possibility of taking a virtual tour of the Centre, the new on-line activity developed as a result of the extraordinary security measures that have had to be taken due to COVID19. The activity is aimed at primary school students as well as ESO and A-level students.

In addition, as a complement to the virtual visit, and from 2nd cycle of Secondary Education onwards, we offer the possibility of a subsequent virtual meeting with an expert from the Consortium in order to resolve any doubts and questions that may arise after the session.

There are three types of virtual visit:

  • Projection in the classroom and on-line connection with our educator.
  • Projection on the students’ computers (1 student per computer) and on-line connection with our educator.
  • Our educator travels to the school and the projection takes place in the classroom.

All the activities are free of charge and in order to make a reservation, an application form must be filled in. Summary of possible activities for schools:

  • On-site visit.
  • Didactic workshop + classroom visit.
  • Virtual visit to the Centre in three formats:
    • Projection in the classroom and on-line connection with our educator.
    • Projection on pupils’ computers (1 pupil per computer) and on-line connection with our educator.
    • Our educator travels to the school and the projection takes place in the classroom.
  • Didactic workshop + virtual visit.
  • Didactic workshop (we recommend doing the on-site visit afterwards).

Workshops

We have three workshops to be given in schools, as a preparation activity before the visit to the Centre:

1) Twinkle and Waste

A workshop aimed at young children (beginning to middle of primary school). To learn first-hand the concept of waste as a resource, and how to separate waste in order to recycle it. More information about “Twinkle and Waste”

2) With Energy!

A workshop aimed at children at the end of primary and the beginning of secondary school. To learn about the different ways of producing energy at the Centre. More information about “With Energy!”

3) The Sustainable City:

A workshop aimed at middle secondary school students all the way through to adults. Participants learn first-hand the concept of sustainable land management and discover the complexity of the management of waste, energy, transport, water…. for the population. More information about “The Sustainable City”

Activities for citizens

Members of the general public have the opportunity to visit the Maresme Integral Centre for Waste Recovery, where the county’s municipal waste is treated.

The visit to the facilities of the Centre is free of charge, it’s accompanied by monitors and lasts approximately 2.5 hours. It can be done every working day, from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or a visit can be scheduled on a Saturday.

The visit begins with an introduction and viewing of the video presentation of the Maresme Consortium for Municipal Solid Waste Treatment. Then, in subgroups of a maximum of 15 people, the tour begins, accompanied by a monitor who explains the facilities and serves as a guide for the different educational activities that are carried out along the tour: environmental classroom, green sphere, 4D simulator, etc. It should be noted that the simulator is a singular and unique installation that, due to its characteristics as a theme park attraction, provides an impressive experience for young people.

A minimum group of 6 people is required for a guided tour of the facilities. The maximum group size is 60 people.

Activities aimed at Consortium Municipalities

Awareness-raising activities that we offer free of charge to the consortium town councils to be carried out at certain events or public services such as environmental fairs, Christmas fairs, children’s festivals, workshops for the elderly, workshops for special groups, etc.

We have a workshop designed to be run at fairs:

LUDOWASTE: waste in play.

This activity is aimed at a family audience and involves a large-format play centre on the theme of waste. It includes several games, through which participants can discover the world of waste while playing and having fun at the same time. The different types of waste and their selective collection are covered.

To play all the games, a minimum space of 6×6 m is required and the floor cannot be sand or earth.

We have a workshop designed for groups of older people or small groups to be carried out indoors:

CAN, CARTON … AND SHOUT BINGO!

The aim of the workshop is for participants to learn about waste management in the Maresme region in a playful and dynamic way.

The workshop begins with an introductory phase, in which the concept of waste is presented, its management and subsequent treatment are covered, and possible doubts about its selective collection are solved.

Participants are then invited to play a very special bingo game: waste bingo!

In the case of non Consortium Councils, please contact the Consortium and we will evaluate the possibility of carrying out the activity.

Competition

COMPETITION FOR OBJECTS MADE FROM RECYCLED MATERIAL, ORGANISED BY THE CENTRE FOR WASTE RECOVERY

With the aim of promoting awareness and good habits in waste management and recovery among visitors to the Centre, the Consortium organises an annual competition of objects made from reused material so that schools can express their ideas about waste recycling and recovery in an artistic way.

The competition is open to all schools of any nationality that have a guided visit at the Centre. Participants are divided into two categories:

CATEGORY A): Primary school groups.
CATEGORY B): Secondary and higher education groups.

You can consult the terms and conditions of the competition in this document (pdf):  Terms and conditions of the competition

Competition 2019/2020

Submitted entries

Category A (primary education groups): No objects were submitted.
Category B (secondary and higher education groups)


Name of the object:

UKEMACATA

Name of the center:
Institut Júlia Minguell de Badalona (1r ESO B)

Submission date:
30th October 2019

Name of the object:
Tambor amb taps

Name of the Centre:
Institut Júlia Minguell de Badalona (1r ESO C)

Submission date:
30th October 2019


Name of the object:

Pal de pluja

Name of the Centre:
Institut Júlia Minguell de Badalona (1r ESO D)

Submission date:
30th October 2019


Name of the object:

Porta mòbils o porta-tauletes

Name of the Centre:
Institut Maria de Bell-lloc de Bigues i Riells (1r ESO A)

Submission date:
22nd June 2020


Name of the object:

Cubell per a la roba bruta

Name of the Centre:
Institut Maria de Bell-lloc de Bigues i Riells (1r ESO B)

Submission date:
22nd June 2020


Name of the object:

Un regal per a Sant Jordi

Name of the Centre:
Institut Maria de Bell-lloc de Bigues i Riells (1r ESO C)

Submission date:
22nd June 2020


Name of the object:

Orquestra

Name of the Centre:
Institut Escola Pla de l’Avellà de Cabrera de Mar (1r ESO)

Submission date:
23rd June 2020


Name of the object:

Laberint

Name of the Centre:
Institut Domus d’Olivet de Canovelles (1r ESO B)

Submission date:
26th June 2020

Laundry bin, from the Maria de Bell-lloc Secondary School in Bigues i Riells, wins the prize in the sixth competition for objects made from reused material for the 2019/2020 school year.

Competition 2018/2019

Submitted entries

Category A (primary education groups):


Name of the object:

Juguines per a mascotes

Name of the Centre:
Escola Rocafonda de Mataró (6è de primària A i B)

Submission date:
22nd May 2019

Name of the object:
COHETEIXON CINQUEMIL

Name of the Centre:
Escola La Lió de Premià de Mar (5è de primària)

Submission date:
20th June 2019


Name of the object:

BANY

Name of the Centre:
Escola Montagut de Santa Susanna (5è de primària A)

Submission date:
28th June 2019


Name of the object:

HABITACIÓ

Name of the Centre:
Escola Montagut de Santa Susanna (5è de primària B)

Submission date:
28th June 2019


Name of the object:

PLATJA

Name of the Centre:
Escola Montagut de Santa Susanna (6è de primària)

Submission date:
28th June de 2019


Name of the object:

ASTRONAUTA

Name of the Centre:
Escola Municipal Salvador Llobet de Granollers (3r de primària A)

Submission date:
28th June 2019


Name of the object:

FUTBOLÍN

Name of the Centre:
Escola Municipal Salvador Llobet de Granollers (3r de primària B)

Submission date:
28th June 2019

Category B (secondary and higher education groups)


Name of the object:

PLUJA ÀCIDA

Name of the Centre:
Institut Maremar del Masnou (1r ESO A)

Submission date:
3rd June 2019

Name of the object:
CONTENIDOR

Name of the Centre:
Institut Maremar del Masnou (1r ESO B)

Submission date:
3rd June 2019


Name of the object:

LA MÀQUINA DE RECICLATGE

Name of the Centre:
Institut Maremar del Masnou (1r ESO C)

Submission date:
3rd June 2019


Name of the object:

RECICLA

Name of the Centre:
Institut Maremar del Masnou (1r ESO D)

Submission date:
3rd June 2019


Name of the object:

JIMMY WILLY RICARDO MILOS

Name of the Centre:
Institut Maria de Bell-lloc de Bigues i Riells (1r ESO A)

Submission date:
28th June 2019


Name of the object:

UNA PLANTA DIFERENT

Name of the Centre:
Institut Maria de Bell-lloc de Bigues i Riells (1r ESO B)

Submission date:
28th June 2019


Name of the object:

ELS MILLORS ESTRIS DE CUINA

Name of the Centre:
Institut Maria de Bell-lloc de Bigues i Riells (1r ESO C)

Submission date:
28th June 2019


Name of the object:

EL RACONET

Name of the Centre:
Institut Maria de Bell-lloc de Bigues i Riells (1r ESO D)

Submission date:
28th June 2019

The fifth edition of these awards, organized by the Maresme Consortium for Municipal Solid Waste Treatment, breaks the record for objects submitted by schools

The president of the Maresme Consortium for Municipal Solid Waste Treatment and mayor of Mataró, David Bote, today presented the prizes for the 5th competition for objects made from reused material from the Maresme Integral Waste Recovery Centre. The winning schools were the 6th year Rocafonda School (Primary Education), which presented toys for pets made from recycled packaging, and the 1st year ESO class of the Maria de Maria de Bell-lloc de Bigues i Riells Secondary School (Secondary Education and Higher Levels), with an entry based on kitchen utensils made from reused materials.

This year, the competition for objects made from reused materials broke the record for the number of entries submitted, with a total of 16 from schools and colleges in the Maresme and Vallès Oriental regions. The 2018 edition had 12 competing objects. For this academic year 2019-2020, the aim is to exceed the number of objects and increase the participation of schools.

At the prize-giving ceremony held in the auditorium of the Maresme Integral Centre for Waste Recovery, David Bote presented the students of the two schools with a symbolic cheque for €750, which each school will invest in school materials.

Competition 2017/2018

Submitted entries

Category A (primary education groups)


Name of the object:

The Eco Friendly Board Game

Name of the Centre:
Escola Marinada de Montornès del Vallès (6è primària)

Submission date:
18th May 2018

Name of the object:
Llapis mitjà

Name of the Centre:
Escola Sinera d’Arenys de Mar (5è A primària)

Submission date:
16th May 2018


Name of the object:

Llapis gran

Name of the Centre:
Escola Sinera d’Arenys de Mar (5è B primària)

Submission date:
16th May 2018

Category B (secondary and higher education groups)

Name of the object:
Elefant

Name of the Centre:
IES Thos i Codina de Mataró (2n ESO A)

Submission date:
15th June 2018

Name of the object:
Robot

Name of the Centre:
IES Thos i Codina de Mataró (2n ESO B)

Submission date:
15th June 2018

Name of the object:
Porquet guardiola

Name of the Centre:
IES Thos i Codina de Mataró (2n ESO C)

Submission date:
15th June 2018

Name of the object:
Gat espelma

Name of the Centre:
IES Thos i Codina de Mataró (2n ESO D)

Submission date:
15th June 2018

Name of the object:
Llum Torradora

Name of the Centre:
Escola Assís de Premià de Mar (3r ESO)

Submission date:
12nd June 2018

Name of the object:
Tomaqueres

Name of the Centre:
Escola Santiago Rusiñol de La Roca del Vallès (CP Joves de la Roca)

Submission date:
21st May 2018

Name of the object:
Jardineres amb enciams

Name of the Centre:
Cor de Maria de Blanes (4t ESO)

Submission date:
22nd March 2018

Name of the object:
STRAW FLIP-FLOP

Name of the Centre:
Institut Vil·la Romana de La Garriga (2n ESO A)

Submission date:
13rd November 2017

Name of the object:
JARDINET

Name of the Centre: 
Institut Vil·la Romana de La Garriga (2n ESO B)

Submission date:
13rd November 2017

The prize-giving ceremony for the best 2017-18 course entries was held on Friday 26th October

Last Friday the 26th October the prize-giving ceremony for the 4th annual competition for objects made from recyclable material was held. The competition was organized by the Maresme Integral Centre for Waste Recovery, and the president of the Maresme Consortium for Municipal Solid Waste Treatment, David Bote, attended the ceremony to award the prizes for the best entries from schools during the 2017/18 course.

The winning school in Category A (primary education) was the Marinada School in Montornès del Vallès, with its entry: THE ECO FRIENDLY BOARD GAME, created by children in their 6th primary school year.

Concurs 2017-18 entrega premis

In Category B, for secondary education and above, the winning school was Corazón de María in Blanes, with its entry of a portable and sustainable urban vegetable garden, created by pupils in their 4th year of ESO.

The prizes are awarded every year with the aim of promoting awareness and good habits in waste management and recovery among the visitors to the Centre. With this initiative, the schools which visit the Centre have a creative outlet to express their understanding of recycling and waste recovery in an artistic way. The prize for each school is educational material, chosen by each centre, to the value of €750.

Competition 2016/2017

Submitted entries

Category A (primary education groups)
Category B (secondary and higher education groups): No objects were submitted.

Name of the object:
Reciclator 3000

Name of the Centre:
Escola La Lió (5è primària)

Submission date:
20th June 2017

Reciclator 3000, by La Lió school, wins the prize for objects made from recycled material 2017

During the morning of Friday 27th October at the offices of the Maresme Consortium for Municipal Solid Waste Treatment, the prize for the 3rd annual competition of objects made from reused materials was awarded. The competition, aimed at category A primary school children is organized by the Maresme Integral Centre for Waste Recovery, and the winner this year is the 5th primary school year 2016/2017 of La Lió school, in Premià de Mar.

The young artists created a robot made of recycled material, and gave it the evocative name “Reciclator 3000”. The headmistress of La Lió, Neus Ruiz, along with Xavier Navarro and Glòria Rojano, the teachers of the boys and girls who participated in this initiative, were present for the prize giving.

The prize for the annual competition of objects made from reused materials is the financing of school material chosen by the winning school up to a total of 750€. The president of the Consortium, David Bote, presented the ‘virtual cheque’ to the students.

Competition 2015/2016

Submitted entries

Category A (primary education groups): No objects were submitted.
Category B (secondary and higher education groups)

Name of the object:
Bottle caps and recycled objects

Name of the Centre:
Mare de Déu de Lourdes (3r ESO)

Submission date:
28th June 2016

Name of the object:
Jardinera de plàstic reutilitzat

Name of the Centre:
Institut Miquel Biada de Mataró (3r ESO D)

Submission date:
23rd June 2016

Name of the object:
Llanterna amb materials reutilitzats

Name of the Centre:
Institut Miquel Biada de Mataró (3r ESO A)

Submission date:
23rd June 2016

Name of the object:
Dispensador fet de cartró amb caramels

Name of the Centre:
Institut Miquel Biada de Mataró (3r ESO C)

Submission date:
17th June 2016

Name of the object:
Rellotge despertador amb materials reutilitzats

Name of the Centre:
Institut Miquel Biada de Mataró (3r ESO B)

Submission date:
17th June 2016

Name of the object:
Estructura de paper reciclat

Name of the Centre:
C.E. Monlau de Barcelona (3r ESO)

Submission date:
18th March 2016

Name of the object:
Mòbil per bressol amb metall reutilitzat

Name of the Centre:
C.E. Monlau de Barcelona (2n ESO)

Submission date:
18 March 2016

The Mare de Déu de Lourdes school wins the II Competition of objects made from reused materials

Students from the fourth year of ESO at the Mare de Déu de Lourdes school in Mataró have won the second competition organised by the Maresme Centre for Waste Recovery. The winning entry is entitled ‘Bottle Caps and Recycled Objects’.
From a total of seven entries from schools that visit the Consortium plant in the Maresme, the jury has chosen this entry from the Mataró school, thanks to its originality and the materials used.
The prize, 750 euros, was presented this morning by the president of the Consortium and Mayor of Mataró, David Bote, at a ceremony held on the premises of the school with the presence of the pupils, the Councillor for Work and Education at the Mataró Town Hall, Miguel Angel Vadell, the manager of the Consortium Carles Salesa, and the Headmaster of the Mare de Déu de Lourdes school, Joan Tardà.
The aim of this competition is to increase awareness and promote good habits in the management and recovery of waste.
In his speech, David Bote congratulated the winners and explained to the children the importance of good recycling, prioritising that “we all have to pay attention to be able to reuse the maximum amount of waste that we throw away, because the planet’s resources are becoming scarcer and we have to try not to use them up”.

Competition 2014/2015

Name of the object:
Paperera

Name of the Centre:
Institut Miquel Biada de Mataró

Submission date:
11st June 2015

The Miquel Biada Secondary School wins the 1st competition for objects made from reused material from the Maresme Integral Centre for Waste Recovery

The aim is to promote awareness and good habits in waste management.

The proposal submitted by four fourth-year secondary school students from the Miquel Biada Secondary School in Mataró was the winner of the first edition of the competition for objects made from reused material organised by the Maresme Consortium for Municipal Solid Waste Treatment. The object was a wastepaper basket made entirely from used paper.

The competition is held annually among the school groups that visit the Maresme Integral Centre for Waste Recovery, managed by the consortium.

Each school can submit one object per class-group making the visit. The prize awarded today corresponds to the visitors of the 2014-2015 school year. The aim of the competition is to promote awareness and good habits in waste management and recovery. In this way, the schoolchildren who visit the centre can express their idees about recycling and waste recovery in an artistic way.

The president of the Maresme Solid Urban Waste Treatment Consortium and mayor of Mataró, David Bote, accompanied by the councillor for Education and Employment, Miquel Àngel Vadell, presented the awards this morning. The school, represented by its headmistress, Fàtima Prat, received a cheque for €750 for school supplies. For their part, the four students from the 4ºC ESO class who created the winning object each received a €50 voucher. The team members are: Alba Castro, Cristina del Amor, Jaqueline Hidalgo and Rocío Romero.

Contact

    If you’d like to get in touch with us to take a guided tour of the Maresme Integral centre for Waste Recovery:

    Address

    C/ de la Teixidora 83, 08302 Mataró (Barcelona)

    Telephone

    93 741 10 30