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Guided tour by LIPOR

Founded in 1982, LIPOR manages, values and treats urban waste produced by eight municipalities: Espinho, Gondomar, Maia, Matosinhos, Porto, Póvoa de Varzim, Valongo and Vila do Conde. It annually treats 500 thousand tons of urban waste produced by 1 million inhabitants.
Guided by Environmental Education technicians, visits to LIPOR allow you to learn about the journey of waste, from the collection point until it is transformed into new materials. Both the Sorting Centre, the Organic Recovery Center and the Horta da Formiga are ideal places to find out about good waste prevention and recovery practices.

Afterwards (or before), a tour of the Interpretative Circuit of the Ecological Trail and the Adventure Park allow you to appreciate ecosystems recovered by LIPOR, experiencing live techniques for preserving and promoting biodiversity.

A visit that will forever change our perception of what we throw away!


Book your visit!

Household:  access next to the Formiga Ecocenter, at Rua das Macieiras, Baguim do Monte, Ermesinde;

Visiting hours:Tuesday through Thursday, beginning either in the morning or in the afternoon (The Sorting Center is available to visit in the morning;

Estimated duration:depending on the places visited, between 1 and 3 hours (to be confirmed at the time of booking);


advance booking: indispensable, at least 5 days in advance, through!


Phone: 229 770 100 (talk to Fátima Nogueira)


Limit of people per visit: groups between 10 and 25 participants; they can be students in a class, groups of friends, or associations.

Minimum age:4 years (varies depending on the spaces to be visited; see here the minimum age for each location)

Price:1 kg of recyclable waste (paper/cardboard, plastic, metal or glass packaging) per person.

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