It’s only been four months since the American Recycling Center and attached Interactive Learning Center had its grand opening in April. In that short time over 200 people have come to take a tour and learn about recycling and where their recyclables go when they get to our facility.
Tours are held every Tuesday at 10am and led by American employees who are well versed in our ThinkBeforeYouThrow® recycling program, as well as how the facility’s sorting equipment works.
The purpose of the tours is to educate the community about recycling, how items are recycled and most importantly why we should all recycle.
Individuals and groups from all walks of life have taken the tour. From powerful corporate industry leaders to college students, families, presidents of Home Owners Associations, boy scout troops and everything in between.
The more tours we host, the more people will be informed, educated and entertained by the recycling process. It is our hope that they take this information home, spread the word to their friends and neighbors and start putting best recycling practices to good (or better) use
We recently even hosted a tour for two very important politicians; Cory Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, and a special guest: Virginia State Senate hopeful and former White House Counselor, Ed Gillespie.
Chairman Stewart helped the American Recycling Center open its doors earlier this year, as he was an influential person in the creation of the Prince William based center and also acted as keynote speaker at the facility’s grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony.
Knowing the importance that recycling has made on the local Prince William economy and sustainable initiatives, Chairman Stewart reached out to ADS and requested a special tour for US State Senate hopeful, Ed Gillespie.
On August 15, 2014 the American Recycling Center was honored to welcome these two influential political figures to the facility and guide them in a private tour, led by our plant manager. They were able to see the inner workings of the facility, learn about the many stages of recycling processing and further their understanding of the important impact recycling can have on a local market.
American has been overjoyed with the out pour of interest and support the facility and interactive learning center has inspired in our community. If you have yet to schedule a tour, you can sign up by clicking here.
Now that classes have resumed for the fall, we hope that we will be receiving tour requests from schools, looking to come visit the American Recycling Center as an interactive and educational field trip.
All members of the community are always welcome and encouraged to come indulge their curiosities and expand their understanding of the recycling process.
The more tours we host, the more people will be informed, educated and entertained by the recycling process. It is our hope that they take this information home,spread the word to their friends and neighbors and start putting best recycling practices to good (or better) use; all the while seeing up close just how unique American Disposal Services truly is!
We hope to see you soon, and as always, Thanks for Reading!