Recycling in the Community
Recycling Presentations for Community Groups and Classrooms
If your organization or classroom is interested in learning more about recycling and the city's program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for Educators
- School Recycling Resource page
- Material Recovery Facility (MRF) Lesson
- Waste in Place: Lessons in Waste Management
- Wake County Recycling and Waste Lessons/Activities
- Mecklenburg County Recycling Lesson Plans
- Making a Model Landfill 4th/5th grade
MRF in Action lesson kit is available for area teachers to checkout at the UNCW Curriculum Materials Center, located in the Education building, room 127. Contact Kathryn Batten, UNCW, at 910.962.3362 or email@example.com, to discuss details. Learn more about the Curriculum Materials Center.
The MRF Lesson follows state standards and objectives for 4th graders. This lesson can be adapted to fit any grade level. For more details, please see the lesson plan.
Materials Recovery Facility Overview
Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycling after it leaves your home? Enter the world of Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) - the centers that sort and separate our recycling. In this lesson, students will navigate their way through the sorting process, learning about the technology and tools used to turn yesterday's trash into tomorrow's treasures. Perfect for elementary classroom and home-school teachers, this lesson will give your students the chance to use their math, science, and critical thinking skills in a new way!