Our recycling facility in Tullamore has already hosted many student tours. Our tours are suitable for primary schools (3rd class and above), second and third level students. The tour is ideal if you are teaching a class about Recycling and Waste Disposal. Your group will learn what materials are collected for recycling and how they are processed.
As tours are hosted outdoors, they are subject to weather conditions. Students are requested to dress appropriately, by wearing suitable footwear and outdoor clothing.
We also have an education room in Tullamore, which is more suitable to younger classes. Here we can teach them the do’s and don’ts of recycling, and what they can do to reduce, reuse and recycle.
At the end of their tour, groups will be given a quiz on recycling to see what they have learned.
This tour will show students what happens to their waste, after we collect it from their bin. It will include a tour of our landfill gas power plant. If available, the children will get to meet our resident Birds of Prey and will learn of the bird’s role at the landfill site. This tour also highlights the need to recycle more and teaches children the challenges of dealing with today’s waste in Ireland.
As this tour is outdoors, students are again requested to dress appropriately and wear suitable footwear and outdoor clothing.
This tour shows the various stages of our composting process. There may be an opportunity to step inside the Compost Facility but this is not always possible.
Again, students are requested to wear suitable clothing and footwear to ensure their protection.
We have some downloads below to help you learn about recycling, and how you can improve the recycling in your school.