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Recycling Education Station

Do you ever wonder what happens after you put something into the recycling bin?

Visit the Recycling Education Station and see the sorting process and end products!

Groups and individuals can visit the Recycling Education Room at the QRS Recycling Facility – where all of Nashville's recyclable materials go to be sorted out!

See a MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) in action and learn first hand how materials are separated, how they are recycled, and see the consumer products that are made from our recycled materials!

Days: All programs are scheduled by appointment. We are able to accommodate groups on the weekend as needed.

Times: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Bus getting weighedGroup Programs

  • Programs last 45 - 60 minutes
  • Programs include recycling presentation, closed-circuit television viewing of the recycling sorting systems and hands on activities with consumer products made from recycled materials.
  • Students will receive recycled mementos of their visit.
  • Please note: maximum capacity for programs is 25 people.
  • We are happy to schedule multiple programs on the same day.

Schedule a Visit to the Recycling Center

What will you see on your field trip?

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Paper Sorting Line Cardboard and trash bays Recycled Aluminum Recycled Plastic Recycled Telephone Wire Recycled Paper