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Great(er) Grand Rapids Garbage Tour

Think about all the waste you produce; not only from your home, but also in your office, business, and industry. Hundreds of American corporations have achieved, or are on a path to achieve, zero waste to the landfill. The city of Grand Rapids is a leader in reducing and recycling waste.

This year, the Great(er) Grand Rapids Garbage Tour takes a new route to show you ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle. We’ve added electronics, the fastest growing space invader in our landfills. The 5 ½ hour journey describes why recycling electronics is important and then takes you inside the systems in place to reinvent your waste stream.

Your exploration warms up at the incinerator, where trash becomes electricity. We’ll eat at the recycle center, (please bring a sack lunch), learn from the experts, and follow your garbage from our picnic to the top of the landfill. Finally, experts at Advanced Technology Recycling will get your hands dirty in the process of recycling and repurposing yesterday’s electronics.

We will visit:

  • Covanta Waste to Energy Incinerator
  • Kent County Recycling and Education Facility
  • South Kent Landfill
  • Advanced Technology Recycling

April 30, 2015

10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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

  • Free parking
  • Don’t forget your sack lunch
  • Wear long pants and close-toed shoes
  • Cost: $35

Seating is limited so register now!

(616) 234-3400

You must be 18 years of age to participate.  Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity institution. GRCC is a tobacco free campus.