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3:00 PM: Field Trip to Republic Services Recycling Center
Recycling has seen major shifts since the early 1990s, from an increase in programs and recyclable materials, to shifting prices, to the closing of major export markets. What do these changes mean for the future of recycling? For that matter, what can we recycle anyway? Is our recycling actually being recycled? What happens to the recyclables at the recycling facility? These questions and more will be answered by Lisa Beursken, Recycling Coordinator for Republic Services, when we visit its Recycling Center (just 3 miles from downtown Oberlin).


The visit includes a 45-minute video and discussion that takes place in the observation room, followed by a 15-minute facility tour. Visitors of all ages are welcome for the video presentation but guests must be 18 or older to enter the facility. Participants should know that there is one flight of stairs on the tour and that there may be strong smells and noises. Tour participants must wear long pants and sturdy close-toed shoes or boots. Additional safety gear will be provided.


OHC and Republic Services have arranged for two tour times (3 PM & 6 PM) so pick the one that works best with your schedule.

Date: 6/4/2020
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Category: Tour
Adult Price: $8.00
Member Price: $6.00
College Student Price: $8.00
College Student Member Price: $6.00
Child Price: $8.00
Child Member Price: $6.00
Note About Pricing: Fee is $6/OHC members; $8/non-OHC members. Pre-registration is required by May 30 and your fee supports the programs and services of the Heritage Center.

Capacity: 25
Openings: 21