Hemswell Business Park,

Hemswell, Lincolnshire, DN21 5TU

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The CCE Recycling Education Centre at Hemswell in Lincolnshire aims to bring recycling to life in an engaging and interactive way. It is based in the largest, most technologically advanced plastic bottle recycling facility in the world. Students who visit will gain first-hand experience of how plastic bottles are recycled and reused, and will be given opportunities to understand recycling and the world of work through a variety of National Curriculum subjects.

Need to know: Hemswell FAQS

Meet Nick Education Centre Manager Nick Peacock


I'm Nick Peacock, the Education Centre Manager at Hemswell in Lincolnshire.

I have been employed by Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd since June 2012.  Prior to that, I spent 15 years as a teacher with a passion for recycling.  When this position became available, I jumped at the chance and here I am, teaching students about recycling directly on the factory floor. 

Frequently asked questions

How long will the visit last? +

The visit lasts for 2 hours.

How much does the visit cost? +

The visit is free of charge.

What does the visit consist of? +

The visit consists of a presentation, activity and tour of the factory, all based around your chosen National Curriculum subject.

What National Curriculum subjects do you cover? +

We cover Business Studies, Science, Sustainability, Geography, Manufacturing, Design and Technology and Citizenship.

Can visits be tailored to group needs? +

Visits can often be tailored to specific group requests - please contact the Education Centre Manager for more information.

When do the visits take place? +

The visits take place every weekday except Thursdays and run from 1pm till 3pm.

What age groups do you cater for? +

The visits are suitable for students aged 14 and over.  

Unfortunately, due to H&S reasons we are unable to cater 

for primary schools.

How many students can be accommodated? +

The maximum number of students is 26.  We require a minimum of two accompanying adults per visit, regardless of the number and age of the students.

Is there a risk assessment? +

The tour has been fully risk assessed by health and safety professionals and a risk assessment is available on request. 

Can we take photographs? +

Photographs are permitted in the Education Centre, but not on the factory tour.

What do I need to bring? +

Please do not bring anything valuable if you can avoid it.  Mobile phones and jewellery are not allowed on site.  There is no gift shop so money is not required.

Is parking available onsite? +

There is ample parking available for coaches and minibuses outside the Education Centre.

Do you get free drinks? +

Yes, 100% juice drinks such as Minute Maid and Abbey Well Water will be available free of charge.

Can we eat in the Education centre? +

No; external food, drink, sweets and chewing gum are not permitted in the Education Centre or inside the factory.

How do I book a visit? +

Contact the Education Centre Manager directly on the email address or telephone number provided on this website.

Are copies of resources available? +

Computerised copies of resources are not available for distribution.

What happens if I need to cancel my visit? +

If you need to cancel your visit, please contact 

the Education Centre Manager as soon as possible

 as we have a waiting list of other schools who may

 be able to take your time instead. We cannot 

rebook your visit if you cancel.

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Key documents

Hemswell EC Information Booklet


Hemswell EC Key Information, Safety Standards, and Behaviours document


Hemswell EC Risk Assessment