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The Great(er) Grand Rapids Garbage Tour

The Great(er) Grand Rapids Garbage Tour
October 22, 2013
10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The bus tour will start and end at the Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC,622
Godfrey Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Ever wonder where your trash goes?  If you are looking for ways to reduce waste for your business or home, this expedition will take you where most are forbidden to go!

The Great(er) Grand Rapids Garbage Tour takes you on a 5.5 hour journey through the main Kent County facilities which manage post-consumer waste.

Your expedition warms up at the incinerator, where trash becomes electricity. Bring a sack lunch.  We’ll eat at the recycle center, learn from the experts, and follow the garbage produced from our picnic.  We’ll see mountains of yard waste diverted for compost and mulch before getting up-close and personal at the local landfill.

Sells out fast, so register now!

We will visit:

  • Waste to Energy Incinerator
  • Recycling Facility
  • Butterworth Yard Waste Site
  • South Kent Landfill

-Free parking
-Wear long sleeves, long pants, and closed toe shoes
-Don’t forget your sack lunch
-Cost: $43 per person, $33 for GRCC students

Register here or at or by calling (616) 234-3400.