Recycling & Education Tours
We are pleased to invite school and community groups from areas served by Recology King County to visit our recycling center to learn how paper, plastics, and more are sorted and recycled. This free two-hour experience at our state-of-the-art facility in South Seattle will help participants understand the recycling system and how their actions affect the process.
Individuals thirteen years of age or older are invited to tour the sorting line, where they will hear, see, and smell materials as they travel through a series of conveyor belts and high tech machines. Groups with younger children may visit the facility to experience the recycling center from a bird’s eye view in the safety of our education room.
Public Group Tours
Public group tours are held on the third Thursday of the month in January, April, July and October from 11am – 1pm. Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Please submit a tour request form at least one week prior to the tour date.
Private Group Tours
Limited private tours for school groups or community organizations are also available (for groups of 10-20 individuals).
Request a Tour
We are taking every precaution to keep our community safe and, in response to COVID-19, are postponing all recycling facility tours at this time. Those who submit a tour request will be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted once guidance from the CDC and Public Health – Seattle & King County deems that gatherings of this nature are safe. Thank you!