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The City has proudly offered highly acclaimed classroom presentations and facility tours to students for twenty years.

All presentations and tours are free of charge for Edmonton schools

Classroom Presentations

Waste Management Services School Presentations

Garbage In, Compost Out

Grades 4 – 6
The Compost Chef cooks up compost! Students will plant a seed and make a compost tea bag. Students will also start a worm bin, explore semi-finished worm compost, and adopt the worms for their classroom. 2-3 adult helpers requested.

When: Wednesday or Friday, September to June
Duration: 2 hours
To book: call 780-496-5404

“Amazing. The presenter was awesome with the kids, and they were really excited about the whole presentation!”

“Well planned, hands on activities kept the children engaged. Great job!”

Waste Warriors

Grade 4
Let us turn your students into waste warriors! In this hands-on program, students will learn about Edmonton’s waste system, sort waste items by where they go, and be challenged to identify how they can better reduce, reuse and recycle.

When: Monday to Friday, September to June
Duration: 1 hour
To book: call 780-496-5404 

Choose to Reuse

Grade 4
This presentation demonstrates the many benefits of a waste-free lunch, explores the Reuse Centre, and challenges students to find reuse possibilities in their everyday lives.

When: Monday to Friday, September to June
Duration: 1 hour
To book: call 780-496-5404

“Awesome! My students really grasped the concept and the variety was excellent. I have heard comments all week on ways to reuse. Excellent job!”

Facility Tours

Students on a tour viewing the Materials Recovery Facility at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre

The Edmonton Waste Management Centre (EWMC)

With its collection of advanced recycling and composting facilities, the EWMC has been called “the ultimate waste theme park.” Discover how recyclables get sorted, organic waste is turned into compost, e-waste is recycled, and waste is converted into methanol and ethanol. 

When: offered year-round, Monday to Thursday
Duration: 2 hours
To book: School tour bookings are now available online.

“Great tour and fantastic presenter! Everyone should have this tour!”

“It’s my 10th or 11th time out and I learn something new every time.”

The Reuse Centre: 6835 - 83 Street

Visit the Reuse Centre to see how everyday items get a chance at a second life, through the generous donations of Edmonton residents. Reuse tips and tricks guaranteed to inspire. Tours are suitable for ages 6 and older.

When: Fridays, from 9-11am
Duration: 1 hour
To book: call 780-495-9851

For More Information


In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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