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Virtual Public Tours

Beginning February 3, 2022, virtual tours will be offered the first Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. In-person public tours are offered the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m.

RethinkWaste is excited to offer a virtual version of our popular Shoreway facility tour – no shoes, vests, or masks required! The one-hour tour of the Shoreway Environmental Center provides an inside look at how recyclables are sorted in our recently upgraded Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and how compost and garbage are consolidated at the Transfer Station. RethinkWaste staff will also review how to sort your materials properly, discuss reuse and reduction tips, and answer questions about hard-to-recycle items.

Registration is free and open to the public. You must be over 18 years old to register for a public tour, but there is no age minimum on attending.

Virtual tours are limited to 25 registrants/device log-ins. There is no limit on the number of people viewing from one device, but please make one registration per device. Select a date and time for a public tour below.

RethinkWaste reserves the right to cancel any tour dependent on staff coverage.

If you are looking for a tour for your business/organization or school group, please click on the appropriate link below.


Schedule a Virtual Public Tour

To schedule a tour for yourself or household, please choose a date and time, then answer the short questions below and click Book Now.

Note: Virtual Public Tours are 60 minutes long. If you’re interested in a 75 minute tour or would like to book for a large group, please schedule a Business/Organization Tour.

If you are unable to attend a regularly scheduled Virtual Public Tour, you may request a personal virtual tour and we will do our best to accommodate requests based on staff capacity.

You may also request access to a pre-recorded virtual tour video by contacting Emi Hashizume at ehashizume@rethinkwaste.org.

Public Virtual Tours

Free

This one-hour virtual public tour will give you an inside look at how recyclables are sorted in our recently upgraded Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and how compost and garbage are consolidated at the Transfer Station. RethinkWaste Staff will also provide an overview of how to sort your materials properly, a discussion about reuse and reduction tips, and answer questions about hard-to-recycle items.

There is no limit on the number of people viewing from one device. If you plan on viewing from multiple devices, please make separate bookings.

There will be a Question and Answer period at the end of the tour, but if you have questions before, please write them above so we can make sure to address them.

PLEASE NOTE: Booking a tour is free. When you click "Book Now" you'll go to the final step, where we will get your contact information. Your tour is not booked until you finish the entire process.

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RethinkWaste is excited to launch a brand new, virtual version of our popular Shoreway facility tour – no shoes, vests, or masks required! These never-before offered virtual tours give residents the opportunity to continue learning about what happens to our compost, recycling, and garbage after it gets picked up from our homes and businesses. This one-hour virtual tour will give you an inside look at how recyclables are sorted in our recently upgraded Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and how compost and garbage are consolidated at the Transfer Station. RethinkWaste Staff will also provide an overview of how to sort your materials properly, a discussion about reuse and reduction tips, and answer questions about hard-to-recycle items. Registration is free and open to the public. You must be over 18 years old to register for a public tour, but there is no age minimum on attending. Public tours will be offered starting March 1, 2021 the first Monday of the month at 10 p.m. and 5 p.m. and limited to 25 registrants/device log-ins. Please make one registration per device. There is no limit on the number of people viewing from one device. Register for a date and time for a public tour below.