Free Educational Tours

We are excited to offer you a behind-the-scenes look into the fascinating world of recycling! Learn how recyclables need to be prepared for drop off or collection. Then how they are sorted, processed and sent to manufacturers to be made into new products – all for the benefit of the community and the planet.

Midland Recyclers partners with the City of Midland Landfill staff to offer free educational tours of the recycling center and the city landfill. Students will learn about and see what happens to the materials they throw away or bring to the recycling center located at 4305 E. Ashman Street. Between Waldo Road and Rockwell Drive.

Landfill Tour

Tour: Part 1 – Landfill

At the landfill, participants will learn:

  • The history of garbage disposal in Midland County
  • What happens to their garbage and yard waste
  • How the landfill protects the environment

The participants will see:

  • Daily operation of an active landfill cell and what a closed landfill cell looks like
  • Contractors, businesses and residents disposing of their waste
  • The garbage compactor, bulldozer and other equipment used by the landfill staff

At the end of the program, participants will understand:

  • Recycling conserves landfill space and saves money
  • Which materials are reused and recycled at the landfill
  • How yard waste is composted into soil

Tour: Part 2 – Recycling Center

At the recycling center, students will learn:

  • The difference between the curbside recycling program and the Midland Recyclers drop-off program
  • That Midland Recyclers is a non-profit organization that utilizes volunteers
  • How to prepare materials for recycling
  • Where each type of material is sent and what products are made from these materials

The students will see:

  • The processing area where equipment is being used
  • Volunteers in action
  • The wide range of materials accepted and how they are sorted
  • Why certain items should not be placed in their curbside but should be brought to Midland Recyclers to be recycled

At the end of the program, students will understand:

  • What it means to recycle Why we should recycle Which items are recyclable
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