Due to COVID-19, we are unable to book facility tours at this time. If you would like us to alert you when these tours resume, please fill out this form

School Tour Details

Length: 2 hours (grades 4-12), 2+ hours (post-secondary)
Time: Tours begin at 9:30am and 12:30pm
Fee: No charge for schools within Edmonton, $5.50 per student for schools outside of Edmonton (teachers and adult chaperones complementary, invoices are mailed to school post-tour). 
Group Size: Limit of 35 participants per tour, including all students, teachers and adults. Groups larger than 35 must book two tours.
Transportation: Each group must provide a bus for transportation. The bus will stay with the group and transport students to different facilities around the site. There can be a maximum of 35 participants on each bus (for example, a group of 50 students must book two tours and arrive on two busses).
Bookings: On a first-come, first-served basis through our online booking system

Preparing for Your Tour

We want your students to have the best learning experience possible on their tour! To do this, we need your help. Prior to your tour, please:

  • Have all students visit the washroom. Washroom availability is extremely limited during the tour.
  • Remind students that snacks are not allowed during the tour

During your tour, please assist your guide in managing your group. 

When can I book for next year?

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to take bookings for next year at this time. If you would like us to alert you when bookings reopen, please fill out this form.

How far in advance should I book my tour(s)?

Please check back on our website once our booking system reopens or fill out this form and one of our team members will get in touch with you.

How many tours can I book at one time?

Our online system allows you to book up to 2 tours at a time. If you wish to book more than 2 tours, you will simply need to create another booking.

I would like to bring two classes at the same time. Is this possible?

Yes. We can run 2 simultaneous tours each morning and afternoon. You will need to book 2 tours and arrive on 2 buses (1 for each class).

I have to cancel or reschedule my booking. How can I do this?

You can cancel or reschedule your tour using our online booking system.

We require three weeks notice of cancellation/rescheduling so that we can open your vacated spot for another group. We reserve the right to refuse future bookings from schools that cancel with less than three weeks notice.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your tour within three weeks of your date, please call us at 780-496-6544.

Does the tour complement the Alberta Program of Studies?

Yes, the tour is designed to complement the Grade 4 Waste and Our World unit. Objectives can be modified to complement other grade levels.

What will we see on our tour?

The tour typically visits 3 facilities on our site:

  1. The Materials Recovery Facility, which processes recyclables collected in Edmonton’s recycling programs
  2. The Integrated Processing and Transfer Facility (IPTF), which prepares waste for composting, conversion to biofuels or transfer to landfill
  3. Quantum Lifecycle, which processes and recycles e-waste, including electronics dropped off at Eco Stations by Edmontonians
How do I get to the EWMC?

The EWMC is located just off Anthony Henday Drive at 250 Aurum Road NE. See map.

Where should we go when we arrive?
Please check-in at the Administration & Training Facility (Site 100). Your guide will meet you here and begin the tour on your bus.
Are there washroom facilities at the EWMC?

Washroom facilities are extremely limited at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre. Please have students use washrooms before leaving school.

Can my students have a lunch or snack break at the EWMC?

No. We do not have a space available for students to eat lunch or snacks. Please arrange for students to eat before or after your field trip.


Call us at 780-496-6879. We’ll be glad to help you out!