Another great tour week starts up in Edmonton from Sunday May 31 to Saturday June 6 during Environment Week. Take the kids down to the Edmonton Waste Management Centre (EWMC) for a free guided tour of this internationally-acclaimed facility, and find out how and what is recycled in Edmonton. Get an inside look at the process of recycling and get the kids involved in this cool interactive event.
Some Highlights Of What You'll Uncover:
- Learn how recyclable material is sorted and prepped.
- Find out how your household garbage helps create the compost produced.
- Discover the process of turning garbage from a landfill into electricity.
- Learn about biofuels and how the city of Edmonton is working to reach a 90% waste diversion program.
- Explore the technology involved at the facility, and much more!
Tour Details: Times & Reservations Info
There will be tours everyday throughout the week, at 2pm and 5:30pm daily. To make your reservation call: 780-496-5698. Find out more on the City's website here.
The EWMC Is One Of A Kind
Edmonton's Waste Management Centre is the biggest collection of contemporary sustainable waste processing treatments and research facilities in North America.
About Household Waste Programs In Edmonton
Our city does a great job of alternative uses for waste besides traditional landfills. Currently, Edmonton diverts over 50% of household waste through compost and recycle initiatives. We're a global leader in urban waste management, and a big part of that is our curbside recycling program, initiated in 1988.
Homeowners can leave blue bins or blue bags for collection in which everything from paper to tin cans, glass jars and plastic containers get picked up and distributed into recycling programs. Find out more about recycling in Edmonton.