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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 us to know the path of waste from the recycling bin until they are transformed into new materials. Both the Sorting Center and the Organic Recovery Center and Horta da Formiga are ideal places to learn about good waste prevention and recovery practices.

After (or before), a tour of the Ecological Trail Interpretive Circuit and Parque Aventura allow you to appreciate ecosystems recovered by LIPOR, getting to know live techniques for preserving and promoting biodiversity.

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

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Book your visit!

Household:  access next to the Ecocentro da Formiga, Rua das Macieiras, Baguim do Monte, Ermesinde

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Friday, starting in the morning at 9:30 or in the afternoon at 14:00.

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

Booking : essential, at least 5 days in advance, through!


Telephone:  229 770 100 (speak with Fátima Nogueira)


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

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

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

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