Our Waste Reduction Education Team offers several opportunities for teachers, organizations, and individuals to learn about recycling and waste reduction.
We can tailor a presentation to fit the needs of your group -- 3rd grade and up -- at our location or yours.
School lessons and presentations are available for 3rd Grade-College and can focus on a variety of topics:
Radical Waste Reduction
Above Ground Mining
How a Landfills Works
What happens to your recycling?
Economics of Waste
Technology and Hazardous Waste
Lessons can be adapted to focus on a particular school subject or curriculum standard making recycling education easy and accessible for interested teachers.
Field Trip Tours
What happens to your trash & recycling once they leave your home?
Find out when you visit the Transfer Station, Landfill, and/or Recycling Center for a presentation, activities, and a view of waste management operations, and more. Presentations may last from 15 minutes to one hour, depending on the needs and interests of your group.
Everyone age 8 and up may tour our waste management sites. You must be 18 or older to tour inside the Recycling facility, but kids can still experience the recycling center.
Recycling Education in Schools
Recycling is part of the NC core curriculum. By teaching children about the recycling process early, recycling can become a life value. Additionally, when we teach children, we also reach adults - parents, teachers, and other members of the community.
The City of Greensboro's recycling education program is hands-on and teaches people of all ages about the importance of recycling, waste reduction, what is recyclable in Greensboro, what happens to recyclables when they leave a home, and much more. Learn more, or request a program in your classroom for students 3rd Grade and up.
Landfill and Transfer Station Tours
What happens to the waste that doesn't get recycled? We also conduct tours of the City's landfill and solid waste transfer station.
Groups must have at least 10 participants. Fill our our program request form to schedule your tour today.
Home School Groups, Families, and Individuals
You don't have 10 participants? No problem!
The following dates are available for individuals, families, and home school groups to reserve their spot on a tour of the transfer station, landfill, and recycling center:
More dates coming in 2018.
Registration Required. Space is limited.
All tours begin at the Transfer Station, then caravan to the White Street Landfill, and finish with the Recycling Center. Families are encouraged to participate in the entire tour, but may leave early. Due to the variability of time we may have to spend at each facility, groups may not join up with tours at the landfill or recycling center at this time. Most tours will begin between 9-9:30 am and wrap up around lunchtime. We encourage you to bring snacks and drinks (and hand sanitizer) to eat as we travel between sites to prevent students from getting hungry and cranky on this long field trip.