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Two ladies skating in front of City Hall.Are you a newcomer, or do you work with newcomers? We’d love to help you or your group participate in our recycling programs! We offer free presentations, tours, information booths and brochures designed specifically for English language learners.

For more information and bookings, please contact Jennifer Walsh, Public Education Specialist, at 780-442-5079 or email

Waste and Recycling in Edmonton Presentation

When: Any weekday, evening, or weekend that works for you

Duration: 1-1.5 hours

Available to: LINC and ESL teachers, newcomer organizations and any community group with English language learners.

Explore Edmonton’s waste management system! We will cover recycling, Eco Stations and proper waste set outs for houses and apartments. Participants will be challenged to apply what they’ve learned in a hands-on waste sorting game. The presentation can be customized depending upon the language level and knowledge level of your group.

Edmonton Waste Management Centre Tour

When: Any weekday or Saturday that works for you

Duration: 2 hours

Available to: Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) and English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers, newcomer organizations, and any community group with English language learners.

Please note: You will need to supply a bus to transport you and your group around the Edmonton Waste Management Centre.

Maximum group size: 35

With its collection of innovative waste processing facilities, the Edmonton Waste Management Centre has been called “the ultimate waste theme park.” Discover how your recyclables are sorted, your garbage is transformed into compost and biofuel and your e-waste is recycled.

Please note: Your tour can be combined with the ‘Waste and Recycling in Edmonton’ presentation. If booking both, we recommend the presentation take place before your tour.

Information booth

Are you organizing an event for newcomers to Edmonton, or would you like an information booth about waste and recycling set up at your school or community event? Call us! We’d love to discuss options.

Visual Brochures

Learn what items to recycle, what to put in the garbage, and what to take to an Eco Station with our visual guides. Available for houses and apartments. To request printed copies, please call Jennifer Walsh, Public Education Specialist, at 780-496-5681 or email

For More Information


In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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