A unique chance is being offered to the public to see how non-recyclable household waste is turned into energy.

On Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16, the Lakeside Energy from Waste centre at Lakeside Road, Colnbrook will be holding behind the scenes tours of the process, which generates enough electricity to power all the homes in Slough.

Jessica Baker-Pike, the Lakeside Education Officer, who will be running the tours at Lakeside Energy from Waste, said: “After we have put our black bins and bags out on collection day, most of us probably breathe a sigh of relief and think no more about what happens to the contents. So visiting Lakeside Energy from Waste is a great chance to find out why it is really important to put the right stuff in the right bin.

“Without Lakeside, most of the rubbish from Slough, Hillingdon and other areas would be sent to landfill sites, which produce gases which damage the environment. Instead, the site generates green energy and doesn’t even produce any waste of its own. Everything that isn’t turned in to energy is recycled.”

There will be a chance to explore the Education Centre – which is in the middle of a lake, before putting on the special safety uniform and seeing the process in action.

Visitors will watch the giant, arcade style grabs drop, mix up and inspect the weight of an adult T Rex’s worth of rubbish. This is the start of the process of turning the household rubbish in to energy.

Booking is essential -  visit http://lakesidehod.eventbrite.co.uk