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Waste and Recycling Education Resources

Waste & Recycling Services has a variety of educational programming to meet your needs. Whether you're a teacher, a community group or a business, we have a passionate team who will help you learn why your garbage is just too good to waste.

 

School tours of landfills and composting facility

School Tours Landfill Materials Recycling Facility

Waste educators will lead students through an interactive exploration of how we can all make a difference when it comes to what we throw away. Students will get a peek inside Calgary's new compost facility from the vantage point of a viewing gallery, a bus tour of Shepard Landfill and participate in activities that highlight the 3 R's.

Sign your classroom up for a tour of the landfill and composting facility.

 

Green Calgary presentations

Green Calgary also offers in-class presentations for waste-related curriculum. Please contact Green Calgary by calling 403-230-1443 ext. 288 or email education@greencalgary.org for more information.

 

Presentations and trade show booths

Composting Facility public presentation

See Canada's newest and largest composting facility in person. Participants will get a look inside Calgary's new compost facility from the vantage point of a viewing gallery and learn how the indoor composting process works.

How long: One hour
Capacity: We require at least 10 people to run the presentation (50 people maximum)

To book this presentation, please contact 311.

Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) public presentation

MRF Public Presentation

What happens to the materials you toss in your blue cart? Discover why Calgary's recycling sorting facility is among the largest and most automated plants in North America.

We'll introduce the sorting process from start to finish in a highly visual step-by-step presentation for you and your group.

When: Monday to Friday, afternoons
How long: 45 minutes to one hour
Capacity: We require at least 10 people to run the presentation (30 people maximum)

To book this presentation, please contact 311.

Lunch and learns

Lunch and Learns WRS Educational Presentations

At our place or yours, we can help make your next lunch hour a learning opportunity. We'll provide a tailored presentation for your office staff or community group about waste diversion and reduction.

When: Available year-round
How long: 45 minutes to one hour

To book a lunch and learn, please contact 311.

English Language Learners presentation

Newcomers and English language learners need to know the ins and outs of Calgary's waste and recycling services and programs. We provide friendly step-by-step instruction about how to recycle, what goes where, and why proper waste diversion is important.

This hands-on, participatory presentation is formatted for groups with varying English speaking ability.

When: Available year-round
How long: 45 minutes to one hour

To book an ESL presentation, please contact 311.

Trade shows and booths

Waste & Recycling Trade Shows Booths

We would love to attend your next environment fair, trade show or Earth Day event whether it's indoors or outside.

Our materials and approach are suitable for various occasions and audiences.

To request a trade show booth staffed by our educators, please contact 311.


Educational resources

What's in Calgary's garbage?

Other recycling and disposal information

Learn more about Green Cart

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