Discover Recycling is an annual event to support recycling education and projects in our schools. The 10th Annual Discover Recycling Event for Teachers was held in September 2014. Please sign up for WasteLine e-newsletter to receive notification. Discover Recycling includes a tour of Oahu's recycling and waste processing facilities and a showcase of recycling education resources to take back to your school.
Discover Recycling 2014
Event is FREE
A one-day tour and showcase of recycling resources for schools and educators, presented by the City & County of Honolulu
Discover Recycling invites Oahu educators to learn more about the in’s and out’s of recycling, and encourages sustainable recycling projects on Oahu school campuses.
The event includes a bus tour of Oahu's recycling and waste processing facilities in the morning and a visit to two "green" schools in the afternoon. A showcase of resources offered by the City to help schools recycle will be presented in the morning before the tour.
Tour de Trash for Teachers
Spend the day touring Oahu's trashier side: get an up-close look at the H-POWER waste-to-energy facility, drive through the Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill, see how green waste is turned into compost at Hawaiian Earth Products, and check out operations at the RRR MRF (materials recovery facility) where curbside collected recyclables are processed. The tour will then stop at a lunch-friendly zone where you can purchase a meal from one of several restaurants, or brown bag it if you prefer. After lunch, tour Ewa Makai Middle School’s many "green" initiatives including Gold LEED certification and great on-site recycling programs and Pearl City High School's comprehensive food and organic waste recycling systems.
Recycling Resources for Schools: Morning Showcase
Before the tour, learn more about City resources available to schools to support your recycling programs, including recycling education shows, recycling activity books and equipment for your school's recycling programs. Peruse the City Recycling Branch library and pick up samples of recycled-content promotional products available to schools that are doing recycling projects.