Celebrate Valentine's Day by Touring the Landfill and Recycling Plant

The City of Tucson Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD) is offering a behind-the-scenes tour of the Los Reales Landfill and the ReCommunity Materials Processing Facility on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14.

Tour participants will see landfill operations, how methane gas is generated, how EGSD handles household hazardous waste, and learn how new landfill cells protect groundwater. The tour will show participants what happens once the green and blue bins are collected and taken away and how some of those materials are re-imagined through recycling.

Tour guests should meet in the upper-level parking lot of the Price Service Center, 4004 S. Park Ave., at 8:30 a.m., Feb. 14. The tour is expected to finish by noon. Those who take part should wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, hats, and sunscreen. Drinking water will be provided.

The tour is not appropriate for children under 10 years of age. To reserve a seat, call EGSD at (520) 791-3175 by Tuesday, Feb. 12.