Friday, May 23, 2014

Take a peek into Edmonton's world-class waste management centre

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
Admission: Free

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

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