Visit the Cold Canyon Landfill and Recycling Facility to be amazed by and educated about what happens to our recyclables and trash. On this trip, students will see how their recyclables are sorted and processed by various trucks and machines. Students will also visit our recycling education center, filled with hands-on exhibits and displays. Field trips are from 9:00-11:30am, and the bus cost is paid for by IWMA. Grades 3-12, 2 hours. Prerequisite: Introduction to Recycling.

 

Field Trip Instructions

Download our Teacher Instructions Checklist (PDF) for field trip instructions. Be sure to follow these instructions carefully as you plan for the field trip and on the day of your field trip.

For instructions on how to get to Cold Canyon Landfill, find a map and directions here.

Chaperone Letter

We have provided a Chaperone Letter (PDF) that can be sent to your chaperones who will be assisting on the field trip to the landfill. Please be sure to put the date and time of the field trip on the dotted line at the top of the page.

 

 

For the Cold Canyon Field Trip Vocabulary List, Click Here (PDF)


Design and print your own recycling signs.


Play this interactive bin game to see if you know which item belongs in which cart.


Conduct a classroom waste audit using these instructions (PDF) to find out how much material your classroom or school is sending to the landfill.

 

Videos for Grades K-2

All About Recycling. A 26 minute entertaining and informative video about recycling with an emphasis on the heavy equipment used. 

 

 

At the Garbage Dump. A 26 minute entertaining and informative video about landfills with an emphasis on the heavy equipment used. 

 

 

Car Wreckers. A 26 minute entertaining and informative video about car recycling with an emphasis on the heavy equipment used. 

 

 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – 3 R Song. A 3.5 minute video of Jack Johnson singing Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

 

 

Videos for Grades K-6

How to Recycle Glass. A 5 minute informative video about glass recycling. 

 

 

Kids and Recycling. A 27 minute informative video about recycling.

 

 

Battery Recycling. A 26 minute informative video about battery recycling. 

 

 

What Happens at a Sanitary Landfill? A 28 minute informative video filmed at a landfill. 

 

 

E-Waste. A 4.5 minute informative video about E-Waste.

 

 

Kids Talkin’ Trash. A 13 minute informative video about our waste. 

 

 

Videos for Grades K-8

From Oil to Plastic. A 9 minute informative video about making plastic from oil. 

 

 

Videos for Grades K-12

How It’s Made: Aluminum Cans. A 5 minute informative video about how aluminum is made. 

 

 

How It’s Made: Glass Bottles. A 5 minute informative video about how glass is made. 

 

 

How It’s Made: Plastic Bottles and Jars. A 5 minute informative video about how plastic is made. 

 

 

How It’s Made: Paper. A 5 minute informative video about how paper is made. 

 

 

 

Download the Next Generation Science Standards for this program (PDF).