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Environmental Services Education and Outreach

Classroom Presentations

Classroom Presentations          

Do you teach Grades 1-5 in the City of Tucson? If so, click on the link to sign up to schedule a free classroom presentation on recycling.

If you are a middle school teacher, the Talking Trash in Tucson curriculum is available for download. Visit the School Outreach page for more detailed information.

Please contact the Outreach Education Coordinator at outreach@eeexchange.org if you have any questions about classroom presentations or resources available to download.

Recycling Play for Children

Tucson Clean & Beautiful offers "E Pluribus Re-THINKs-It!" an entertaining and educational play for children in kindergarten through third grade. Teachers may contact Tucson Clean & Beautiful at 520-791-3109 to schedule a performance at their school. The play is funded by the City of Tucson and Pima County.

Presentations, Displays & Speakers

The City of Tucson Environmental Services staff is available to give presentations about residental and business services as well as waste diversion and recycling for schools, neighborhood groups and other organizations. We can also provide an information booth or display for community events. For information, please call Customer Service at 520-791-3171 or submit a service request.

Tours

Los Reales Landfill Tours - Call 520-791-4183

Environmental Services provides behind-the-scenes tours of Los Reales Landfill to interested citizens and/or student groups. Participants will see how the landfill is operated so that it meets federal, state, local regulations as well as how the disposal cells at the landfill are constructed using environmental protection guidelines. Groups will also see the different ways the landfill reuses and recycles on-site to benefit our environment. 

The tour is a driving tour and Los Reales Landfill cannot provide transportation. It is appropriate for school children from 4th grade and up. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, closed toe shoes, and bring drinking water.

 

 

ReCommunity Materials Recovery Facility - E-mail outreach@eeexchange.org

Adult and school groups (4th grade and up) can participate in educational programs at the ReCommunity MRF.  Participants will visit the education center where they can view equipment and staff sorting and processing the recyclable materials.  They will engage in hands-on activities to learn about what can be recycled in Tucson, what types of products are made from recycled materials, and how recycling benefits our community and the environment.
 

 

Apartment Recycling: Getting Started

The City offers information to apartment managers who would like to educate their residents about the options available for their use in Tucson. Environmental Services staff is also available to present recycling information to tenant groups or to work directly with apartment managers to evaluate their recycling options. Call Customer Service at 520-791-3171 or submit a request for information.

Volunteer Opportunities

Master Recyclers - Master Recyclers are specially-trained volunteers who give presentations about recycling to civic, neighborhood and other community groups, and who help staff outreach events. A Master Recycler is a trained expert on recycling in Tucson and is a valuable asset to Tucson and the planet! If you are interested in signing up for Master Recycler training, call 520-791-5000.

Recycling Information Line: Call 520-791-5000

Cleaning out your attic? Your garage? That closet that you have been unable to close for five years? We can help you clear out the clutter and become greener in the process! Call the Recycling Information Line to hear information and referrals about waste reduction, re-use and recycling opportunities in the Tucson Metro area. It is cooperatively sponsored by The City of Tucson and Pima County and operated by Tucson Clean & Beautiful. If there is no answer, leave a message and your call will be returned.