America Recycles Day Landfill Tour

Friday, December 2, 1 p.m.

(date has changed since original post)

Join University students and employees for a guided bus tour of Waste Management’s High Acres Landfill. This local facility features a methane gas renewable energy plant that produces enough energy to power 9,000 homes. During the tour, we’ll

  • Learn about how the landfill was engineered to protect the air, water, soil, and environmental integrity of the surrounding area
  • Meet the landfill’s unique workforce of falcons (That’s right—predatory birds! 🦅) that help to control the seagull population naturally
  • Get an inside look at the composting operation to which the University sends food waste and other organic materials

The tour bus leaves from the back of Rush Rhees Library at 1 p.m. and returns at approximately 3 p.m. The tour is open to anyone, but seating is limited. Email Amy Kadrie to RSVP and secure your spot.