Field Trips

Both the Waste-to-Energy Plant and the Materials Recycling Facility offer educational tours to groups of eight to 30 people. The tour takes about 45 minutes per facility. Groups can select to tour one or both operations. These tours are suitable for anyone age 8 or older and are a regular part of local STEM education courses. Please contact one of our friendly customer service representatives at 239-533-8000 for more information.


Want to give your group a more in-depth understanding of what happens to the material you set at the curb? Give us a call at 239-533-8000 to schedule a presentation from one of our knowledgeable Solid Waste staff. 

Fun Educational Links

"Charge Up To Recycle"

  • Courtesy of Rechargeable Battery Corporation

Energy Quest

  • Education from the California Energy Commission. Learn about energy and how to save it. This fun site features large text, lots of illustrations, coloring pages, games, puzzles, and more.

Go Green at Home! For Kids & Adults

  • A variety of helpful hints about recycling, reusing, composting, water and energy conversation and safe cleaning supplies.


  • Lee County's recycling contractor. This website has lesson plans for grades 1 - 12 as well as a virtual tour through a Materials Recycling Facility (MRF).

I Want to be Recycled

  • A fun game sponsored by Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council. Teaches anyone about the equipment necessary to sort materials in a recycling facility.

Healthy Oceans

  • A 10-minute educational film for children. Also includes links to lesson plans and educational projects for various age levels.