Transport Canberra and City Services

Tours and presentations

Tours provide an interactive, educational experience and a chance to see what happens to waste after your kerbside bins are collected.

The new look Recycling Discovery Hub at our Materials Recovery Facility in Hume is almost ready to open for tours.

The Hub will provide visitors with an enhanced educational experience about recycling and waste management.

We are now taking limited bookings for Term 1 2018. If you would like to make a booking for your school or community group please fill in the online form.

Looking for resources? Access our training materials and learning tools, including videos and guides, for your group.

Primary and Secondary Schools (from Year 2 – 12)

Explore the science of sorting and what happens to waste and recycling beyond the bin. Uncover the broader sustainability story in a one hour session incorporating:

  • 30 minute Material Recovery Facility (sorting facility) presentation
  • 30 minute bus tour of the site.

The bus tour of the Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre visits:

  • landfill
  • landfill gas power station (methane to electricity)
  • leachate environmental dam
  • reuse facility – the Green Shed.

College and Tertiary Students

Interested in helping inspire the environmental leaders of the future?

We offer tailored programs that appeal to both College and Tertiary level students including extended discussion about:

  • practical environmental land management of the landfill (leachate)
  • conversion of methane to electricity (renewable energy production at our sites)
  • ACT Government’s waste recovery target of 90% in action
  • Optional: social enterprise and resource recovery by visiting the ACT’s award winning Mattress Recycling Facility, Soft Landing.

Community groups and home business operators

Custom sessions can be organised with specially designed visual learning materials to meet the needs of your group. For example, sessions have been held for:

  • Migrant and Refugee Resettlement Services of the ACT
  • English classes at the NAVITAS English school at the CIT
  • family Day care workers
  • scout groups
  • seniors
  • housing committees
  • strata title managers
  • sustainability groups

Educators can attend your venue for simpler presentations.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

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