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The City of Edmonton has been offering curriculum-based school tours and presentations to Edmonton teachers for over 20 years. Tours and presentations are free for schools in Edmonton.

Bookings open on May 1, 2019 for 2019/2020 school year. Book early as space is limited. 

Facility Tours

Edmonton Waste Management Centre Tour (Gr. 4-12, post-secondary)

Available: Monday to Thursday throughout the school year 
Duration: 2 hours
Group Size: Limit of 35 participants per tour, including all students, teachers and adult chaperones. Groups larger than 35 must book 2 tours.
To Book: Bookings are available online
                (post-secondary schools please call 780-496-6879)

With its collection of recycling and composting facilities, the Edmonton Waste Management Centre has been called “the ultimate waste theme park.” Your students will discover how waste can be transformed into resources, observe household recyclables being sorted and learn the importance of taking e-waste to the Eco Station.

Note: Please note that school tour bookings fill very quickly! Please book early to avoid disappointment.

“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.”

Classroom Presentations

Waste Warriors (Gr. 4)

Available: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the school year
Duration: 1 hour
To book: or 780-496-5404

Turn your students into waste warriors! In this hands-on program, students will learn about what happens to waste items in Edmonton, sort waste items by where they go and be challenged to identify how to better reduce, reuse and recycle.

Junior High, High School and Assembly Presentations

Would you like us to speak to your Junior High or High School class, or invite a waste management educator to speak at an assembly? Contact our Education Coordinator at 780-496-5681 to discuss options.

Teacher Workshops

We’d love to visit your school on a PD day and talk about recycling, reuse, composting or anything waste related!  Contact our Education Coordinator at 780-496-5681 to discuss options.


Educational Resources

This booklet for young learners contains puzzles, quizzes and other fun activities on waste and recycling.

What should we recycle? What goes in the garbage? It's all here in this poster.

Find out what belongs in your garbage, recycling or should be taken to an Eco Station.

An overview of the recycling and waste processing facilities at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre.

A clean, odourless way to turn food waste into a rich soil fertilizer!

For More Information


In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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