Have you ever been to the landfill? Taking your trash and recyclables to the residential-use dumpsters doesn’t count. Have you ever wondered where the garbage man takes the trash you set out at the curb? Would you be surprised to learn that more goes into landfilling trash than merely dumping it into a hole in the ground? The R-Board offers landfill tours for a behind-the-scenes peek at what happens to your recyclables and garbage, the engineering of a landfill cell, our renewable energy power plant and composting operations, and of course an up close look at the big trucks and heavy equipment.
Our tours are geared for your age and time constraints. Most of our tourists are Boy Scouts earning an environmental badge, but we have given tours to everyone from preschoolers to senior citizens. During the tour, you will learn why recycling is important, the many environmental regulations that pertain to handling trash, and see the view from the highest point in Stafford County. A tour typically lasts two hours and includes an ice cream sundae after a walk around the facility. Yes, I said an ice cream sundae. After seeing the real thing, tourists are afforded the opportunity to build individual eight ounce landfills with assorted candy and sprinkles. This last part seems to be the highlight of every visit.
R-Board landfill tours are free and with enough notice, may be scheduled any day of the week. Let me know if I can sign you up!