Monday, April 8, 2013

Durham Offers Recycling Plant Tour April 19

Have you ever wondered what happens after the City of Durham picks up curbside recycling?

For a behind-the-scenes look at what happens once your recyclables are collected, the City of Durham Solid Waste Management Department is offering a free bus tour to the Sonoco Recycling Facility in Raleigh on Friday, April 19.

The bus tour will depart at 9 a.m. from the City’s Solid Waste Management Department, located at 1833 Camden Avenue, and return to Durham around noon. Participants will receive a guided tour of Sonoco Recycling’s state-of-the-art facility followed by a question-and-answer session with City staff and Sonoco representatives.

Only 18 seats are available on the bus tour and participants must be 12 years of age or older. Children under the age of 18 must also be accompanied by an adult and all participants must sign a waiver, arrive in closed-toe shoes, and wear safety glasses and vests that will be provided by Sonoco Recycling.

To reserve a seat on the bus tour, contact Larrisha McGill, waste reduction coordinator with the City’s Solid Waste Management Department, by email at Participants should provide their name, phone number, and an email address. At least three days advance notice should be provided for cancellations as well.

For more information, contact McGill at (919) 560-4186, ext. 32227 or by email at

About the Solid Waste Management Department
The City of Durham's Solid Waste Management Department promotes and supports a high quality of life for the residents of Durham by providing comprehensive, responsive, environmentally-safe, efficient and cost-effective solid waste collection, recycling and disposal programs. Department services include roll-out cart collection, cart delivery and repair service, cardboard collection, yard waste collection, waste reduction and recycling, bulky item pick-up, and disposal services. The Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan, in conjunction with the City’s Strategic Plan, ensures that the department provides professional management that contributes to creating thriving, livable communities and a well-managed city.  For more information, click here.

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