In celebration of Environment Week, the City of Edmonton invites residents to come for a free tour of the Edmonton Waste Management Centre (EWMC) and see why Edmonton is a world leader in turning waste into resources.
Dates: Tuesday, June 3 – Friday, June 6, 2014
Tour Times: 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Location: Edmonton Waste Management Centre, 13111 Meridian Street
Reservations are required. Please call: 780-496-5698.
During a two-hour tour of the facilities you can learn how:
- Your recyclables are sorted and prepared for market
- Your garbage is used to create valuable compost at one of North America’s largest composting facilities
- Decomposing garbage inside a landfill is used to create electricity
- E-waste such as computers and TVs are recycled
- A new waste-to-biofuels facility will turn non-recyclable and non-compostable waste into ethanol
- Close-loop paper recycling takes place, producing chemical-free paper
Please note that tours are not appropriate for children younger than nine years of age.
For more information:
Visit Environment Week Tours or call 780-496-5698