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Recycling Field Trip

May contain: accessories, bag, handbag, person, bus, transportation, vehicle, clothing, and hat

Virtually visit the Cold Canyon Landfill and Recycling Facility to be amazed by and educated about what happens to our recyclables and trash. On this virtual trip, students will see how their recyclables are sorted and processed by various trucks and machines through a live power point presentation with vivid photos and video content.

  • Grades: 3-12
  • 45-55 minutes
  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Recycling

Program Resources

Cold Canyon Field Trip Vocabulary List.pdfClassroom Waste Audit.pdfDownload the Next Generation Science Standards for this program (PDF)

Activity Ideas

  • Design and print your own recycling signs.
  • Play this interactive bin game to see if you know which item belongs in which cart.
  • Conduct a classroom waste audit to find out how much material your classroom or school is sending to the landfill.
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