Family Workshop and Hartland Landfill Tour

Oct 25, 2019, 9:30am-11:30am

Saanich, Hartland Learning Centre

Event Information

Looking for something to do as a family this Friday? Join us for a workshop and tour of Hartland Landfill!

Did you know that in 2016 approximately 10% of what we threw in the landfill was avoidable food waste? Learn what else ends up in our landfill and how our behaviours affect Hartland and the region. Work together as a family to make your own beeswax wraps to help keep your foods fresh and reduce the need for plastic wrap. As your wraps dry, we will take a bus tour of Hartland Landfill to see where your garbage goes, how it is crushed and buried and how we turn garbage into electricity. hartland-aerial-hh

Please note: due to the procedure involved in making the beeswax wraps all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Ages: 6+ (when accompanied by an adult)

If you have any questions about the tour please contact us at via email or 250.360.3133.

Tour highlights:

  • Active Face - see where all your garbage goes and what we do with it at the active face
  • Landfill Gas - Learn about landfill gas and how we're reducing greenhouse gas emissions and turning "garbage into electricity"
  • Environmental Protection - See how we manage rainfall runoff to ensure we protect our environment
  • Site Rehabilitation - Visit the closed section of the landfill where native trees and shrubs have been planted to help return the area into a natural eco-system.

Location: Meet at the Hartland Learning Centre – 1 Hartland Avenue

Registration Closed

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Saanich, Hartland Learning Centre
1 Hartland Avenue
Victoria, BC, Canada
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