RethinkWaste is pleased to announce that for the third year in a row, additional Public Open House Day tours will be held at the Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos this summer to give the general public and local businesses more opportunities to see the facility in operation. Public Open House Day tours will take place every Thursday in June and July (June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23 and July 30). Tours will be held twice on each of the Public Open House Day, from 9:30-10:30 am and 11:30 am-12:30 pm. There will be no public tours in August.
The free tours include visiting the Transfer Station, where garbage, food scraps and yard trimmings are handled; outdoor education area, with a demonstration garden and composting system, rainwater harvest tank and solar panel display; a state-of-art Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), where recyclables are processed; the Environmental Education Center, which includes museum-quality exhibits, reuse art and a talking robot; and more. Tour participants will learn about the 4Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle and rot), resource conservation and have the unique opportunity to see firsthand what happens to garbage, recyclables and organics once they are picked up from their homes and businesses.
The Shoreway Environmental Center is located at 333 Shoreway Road in San Carlos. Tours and reservations can be made by sending an email to tours@RethinkWaste.org or calling (650) 802-3506.