Environmental Services Education and Outreach

Education Outreach

Classroom Presentations

Do you teach Grades 1-8 in the City of Tucson?  Free classroom presentations are available for you and your students.  Too Good to Throw Away! (grades 1-5) and Talking Trash in Tucson (grades 6-8) are three-part recycling education programs, each including downloadable pre- and post-visit lessons, and a classroom presentation. Click here to find out more information, download lessons, and schedule presentations.


Recycling Play for Children

Tucson Clean & Beautiful offers "E Pluribus Recycles!", an entertaining and educational play for children in Kindergarten through fourth grade. Teachers may contact Tucson Clean & Beautiful  at (520) 791-5000 or email recycle@tucsonaz.gov to schedule a performance at their school. The play is funded by the City of Tucson, Pima County and SAEMS.


Presentations, Displays & Speakers

The City of Tucson Environmental Services staff is available to give presentations about residential 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.




Los Reales Landfill Tours 

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.

Call 520-791-4183


Republic Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)

Adult and school groups (4th grade and up) can participate in educational programs at the Republic 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.

E-mail outreach@eeexchange.org


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

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.

Call 520-791-5000