Field trips for grades 7-12 can be tailored to align with your classroom content or special projects. Tours include:
- active sanitary solid waste landfill
- large-scale composting site
- waste transfer station
- recycling drop off site
- composting demonstration area
- active solar array
Discussions can involve landfill biology, resource recovery and conservation, environmental impacts of waste management, cultural connections to waste, Frederick County's landfill history and future and more. Up to 1 full bus-load can participate in a tour. We encourage teachers to also combine a trip to our site with nearby facilities, such as the Montgomery County waste-to-energy plant or recycling sorting center.
Field trip content is suitable for secondary grade level students only.
For more information, contact Paul Varga at 301-600-2960 or send an email.