NOTICE 4/5/2024 @ 7:30am:  North Kent Waste & Recycling Center is in the final stretch of its expansion construction. Our recycling drop-off stations at this site have been temporarily moved — click here for the details. Stay tuned here on our website or our social media for updates!


The following presentations are available to schools and other community groups at no cost.

COVID-19 Update: All face-to-face educational programming, including Imagine Craft Mondays at the Recycling & Education Center, is SUSPENDED until further notice. You may submit a virtual presentation request.

This includes all tours of our Recycling Center, Waste to Energy Facility, South Kent Landfill, Imagine Craft Mondays/Open Hours, as well as any offsite presentations or expo/tabling events. We believe this the responsible choice to minimize risk of exposure of COVID-19 for children, families, those groups or individuals especially at risk, and our staff. We look forward to restarting these educational experiences once community spread of COVID-19 has been abated.

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These presentations are available to schools and other community groups at no cost.
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Packing a Waste Free Lunch

Food packaging produces a lot of waste. Conduct a waste audit and learn how to pack a waste-free lunch.

Watch Your Waste!

This presentation will emphasize that much of what we throw in the trash is not necessarily trash-it can be reused, recycled, or composted and we can easily reduce the amount that does go in the trash. We will also discuss how reducing, reusing and recycling can save natural resources. Get an overview of how all waste is handled with a sorting activity.

Paper or Plastic: The Great Debate

When you go shopping do you choose paper or plastic? Through a life cycle analysis of various products, you will discover what impacts each material has on the environment. Explore all facets of this debate through an interactive presentation and discussion.

Imagine Craft Experiences

Upcycling is the new recycling! This presentation allows students to take old trash and upcycle it into something new and useful again. Examples:

  • CD spinner
  • Pop tab jewelry
  • Tin can planters
  • Toilet paper tube shakers

Household Hazardous Waste

There are lots of dangerous and hazardous materials hidden in your home. Learn what these are and how to dispose of them safely.

Composting 101

Learn what composting is, how to do it, and how to set up your own. With advance notice, if you have a small group and provide your own materials, we will walk you through the steps and provide you with worms as you build your own bin.