Recycling Center Virtual Field Trip

January 13, 2020

Republic processes roughly 6 million tons of recyclables per year, making us one of the largest processors of recovered residential and commercial recyclables in the world! The highly advanced sorting technologies used at our state-of-the-art recycling centers separate materials in milliseconds. It’s fascinating to see how the materials are sorted, prepped and packaged to get ready for the next phase of the journey.

If you’ve ever wanted to see for yourself how a modern recycling center operates, tap into the resources that we have developed for students as part of our new Recycling Simplified Education curriculum. We can all learn a thing or two about recycling – and taking a virtual field trip of a recycling center is a fun way to see what happens to recycling after it leaves the curb.

Check out the recycling center video tours for all ages here. You’ll also find video tours of a modern landfill, as well!

The Recycling Simplified Education curriculum contains step-by-step lesson plans for pre-kindergarten through 12th grades with supporting teaching materials, including classroom activities, handouts, virtual field trips and completion certificates. It is available at RecyclingSimplified.com. Visit the site and send the link to a teacher in your life.

We also have materials to make it easier for you to give a recycling presentation as part of a Career Day or Touch-a-Truck event. Visit the Recycling Simplified Education Program (for employees to use in classrooms) SharePoint site for everything you need for an engaging presentation.

Thank you for doing your part to help kids become the next generation of better recyclers!