Have you ever wanted to find out where your garbage goes after you throw it away?
Now’s your chance to find out and take a tour of the Pinellas County Utilities Solid Waste Operations plant!
The tour is scheduled immediately following the Phi Theta Kappa and Friends of Florida Environmental Club sponsored “Three R’s” (reuse, reduce, recycle) Quad Event being held June 25, 12 to 2 p.m. at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs campus.
What you will see:
- Waste-to-Energy (WTE) facility
- Sanitary landfill
- Yard waste-to-mulch facility
- Household electronics & chemical collection center
What you will learn:
- Where garbage goes, and the importance of minimizing waste.
- How use of the “3 Rs”—reduce, reuse, and recycle—helps the environment.
No need to sign up, just meet on the quad by 2 p.m. and we will board the SPC bus to be shuttled to the solid waste facility at 3095 114th Avenue North for a two-hour tour. Faculty, staff and students are all invited, but the bus only carries 45 passengers, so only that number of participants can be accommodated.