Due to the COVID-19, we are unable to book facility tours and in-person presentations at this time. Updates will be posted here once these programs are able to resume.

Are you or your group interested in waste reduction and diversion, recycling or composting? The City of Edmonton offers tours, presentations and workshops on a wide variety of topics for groups and individuals.

Tours and presentations are free for Edmonton residents unless otherwise noted.


Facility Tours

Edmonton Waste Management Centre

When: Fridays at 10am and 1pm, year-round. Reservations are required.
Available to: Individuals and small groups (under 15)*
Ages: Adults and older children (ages 9+)
Duration: 2 hours
To book: 780-496-6544

With its collection of innovative waste processing facilities, the Edmonton Waste Management Centre (EWMC) has been called “the ultimate waste theme park”. Discover how your waste is processed, observe your recyclables being sorted and see how your electronic waste is recycled.

*Larger groups (15+) are welcome, but must book a private tour and provide a bus to transport them around the EWMC. Please contact us at 780-496-6544 for availability. 
For more information about tours, please see our Tour FAQ page.

“AMAZING! Thank you for the opportunity to learn! We were just so impressed by all the work and brains that has gone into the Centre. Very impressive, and we've already been recommending the tour and learning more (and bagless mowing!) to everyone we know. It made me just a little bit MORE proud to be an Edmontonian.”

Presentations and Workshops

That’s Not Garbage! Waste & Recycling Presentation

When: Weekdays, year-round
Duration: 1 hour
Available to: Any business or community group in Edmonton. We kindly require at least 10 people to run this presentation.
To Book: 780-496-5404

Hardly anything we dispose of is truly garbage. We’ll take you on a virtual tour of Edmonton’s world renowned waste management system, where you’ll discover how much of the waste you set out on the curb can be used as a resource. We’ll answer your questions about recycling and Eco Stations, and discuss how we must all do our part to keep waste out of the landfill.

Note: Are you especially interested in one topic, such as recycling or Eco Stations? Let us know. We can customize this presentation to fit your needs.

Corporate Lunch and Learn Presentation

When: Weekdays, year-round
Duration: 30 - 60 minutes (Flexible to meet your needs)
Available to: Any business or community group in Edmonton. We kindly require at least 10 people to run this presentation.
To Book: 780-496-5404

Host a presentation on waste and recycling and watch your business “go green” with the help of our waste educators.

Composting Workshops

Home composting is fun, easy and one of the most impactful things we can do to reduce our waste!  We offer workshops for individuals and small groups. Fees may apply.

Can’t make a workshop? Drop in at Compost School to see different types of composters and get helpful hints. Staffed on weekends and holidays, Victoria Day to Labour Day.

Reuse Centre Programs

The Reuse Centre offers a variety of group programs and reuse workshops for adults and children. Check out the Reuse Centre for offerings. Fees may apply.

Volunteer as a Master Composter Recycler

Share your passion for waste reduction.

  • Complete 40 hours of free training
  • Learn all about waste and waste reduction
  • Meet other green-minded Edmontonians
  • Volunteer at least 35 hours
  • Teach friends and neighbours how to reduce waste

Check out Master Composter Recycler for more information.