Tuesday, April 14, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Waste to Energy Facility
2900 S. Geiger Blvd., Spokane, WA
Tours start at the Waste to Energy Plant Administration Building. Parking is available in the lot in front of the Administration Building.
Visit the Waste to Energy Facility and see what happens to your garbage! You will learn about the latest technology in solid waste combustion, energy recovery and one stop recycling and household hazardous waste collection. You'll learn about Waste Reduction and Packaging, Recycling - The Hows and Whys, General Solid Waste Overview, Deciphering the Plastic Code, and Composting. There will be a short classroom time with a 15 minute video about the Waste to Energy Facility, a Q&A time plus a walking tour of the facility including the fire room and the turbine room.
Ages: grades 3 - 12 only
Tour limits: 30 people
Note: When registering for this tour, you have to list the names of all the attendees. This list of all tour participants is given to the Waste To Energy staff at the beginning of the tour. The list will be destroyed at the end of the tour. (The reason? For safety! If there was an accident in the Facility while a tour group is there, they want to know who is inside the building.)
Please download the attached document below for detailed directions to the facility, pre-visit and post-visit study questions and activities, plus facts and figures about garbage and waste to energy, and the Etiquette and Rules of this field trip.