2018 School Year: Think Outside the Trash

As we gear up for yet another school year, we are urging all of our friends and visitors to think outside of trash and educate yourself on composting and recycling!

This past summer we have worked very hard to expand our programming and add new and exciting elements to the lessons we offer. In September 2018, we will be introducing a new classroom and activity surrounded around Composting. In the beginning of 2019, we hope to add a new interactive compost exhibit as a supplement to our new lesson and activity. Students will be able to learn more about how composting is the natural recycling of food waste and other organic matter that breaks down into soil. Composting is a great way to divert food and other waste from the trash!

Our program will still include all the recycling fun that you have come to love! We still offer:

  • Student tours of the Recycling Center on the school bus to see the Materials Recovery Facility. (MRF)

  • Virtual tours that allow students to see all the machines at work inside of the MRF.

  • NEW! Interactive Classroom sessions that help teach the difference between trash and recycling.

  • Students will still be able to sort recyclables from a moving conveyor belt.

  • Landfill tours are still available. (Transportation must be a school bus.)

Program Information:

  • Run Time : 1.5-2 hours

  • Grade Level: Open to all

  • Availability: Monday - Friday

  • Group Maximum: 60 (excludes teachers and chaperones) Larger groups may book multiple days.

  • Classes may BYOL (Bring your own Lunch)

  • BOOK EARLY! It is never too early to schedule! Programs book up very quickly!

If you're interested in scheduling a sessiong contact:

Stacey Helmer


We look forward to seeing you this upcoming school year and graciously accept all feedback on how we can make your experience even better!