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Waste-to-Energy Facility Tour for Schools


​NOTE: We are working with teachers to update the Waste-to-Energy Facility Tour. Registration for spring Waste-to-Energy Facility Tours for Schools from April 8 to June 21, 2024, opens ​February 12, 2024, at 8:00 am.

Grades 5, 30​ students maximum per booking
Waste-to-Energy Facility, Burnaby
150 minutes, available Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm​

Metro Vancouver is responsible for waste reduction and recycling planning, and managing the waste generated by residents and businesses in our region.​ On this engaging tour, students will visit the Waste-to-Energy Facility for a powerful, experiential learning opportunity to explore solid waste management, waste reduction, sustainability, and the daily choices that we make in our region.​


Waste-to-Energy Facility – Overview



PlanningPlanning<div class="ExternalClass930DC3133C6C4810B8DE718E35DE2437"><p>​​Waste-to-Energy Facility Tours are provided at no charge. </p><p>Bus coordination and rental costs are the responsibility of the teacher (unless otherwise indicated)​. </p><p>The Metro Vancouver Waste-to-Energy facility is located at 5150 Riverbend Drive, Burnaby.</p><p>​It is not possible for classes to remain onsite post-tour (for lunch or for other post-tour activities).</p><h3>Accessibility</h3><p>Participation in the Waste-to-Energy Facility Tour is not recommended for visitors with limited mobility or a severe fear of heights; the tour includes ascending and descending multiple sets of metal grate stairs. The facility will be challenging for visitors who are sensitive to loud noises, flashing lights, and strong scents.</p><h3>Safety</h3><p>Upon confirmation of booking, two important forms will be sent to you, for you to collect upon completion and bring to the field trip. Each student participant must complete the Metro Vancouver Facility Tour – Informed Consent Form (For minors age 18 or younger). Each adult participant must complete the Metro Vancouver Facility Tour Waiver – Liability Release Form.</p><p>Tour participants must wear long pants, long sleeve shirts, and closed-toe shoes, and adhere to all facility safety instructions which will be provided by the Tour Leader. Safety equipment such as helmets, vests, gloves, eye, and ear protection will be provided.</p><p>Programs take place in all weather conditions, unless deemed unsafe by Metro Vancouver. While all effort will be made to give notice of changes before the day of programming, last minute changes can sometimes occur. Cancellations by Metro Vancouver will be refunded or rescheduled as time allows.​<br></p></div>
Pre- and Post-Tour ResourcesPre- and Post-Tour Resources<div class="ExternalClassBFA4C8DAC6D44D03B363245EE01891AD"><p>In the weeks before and after your tour of the Waste-to-Energy Facility we encourage you to facilitate activities that support students to explore the problem of waste, and about how waste is managed, in our region.​<br></p><ul class="fa-ul"><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-link"></i></span> <a href="/school-programs/Documents/k-12-curriculum-connections-solid-waste.pdf" target="_blank" title="Curriculum Connections – Solid Waste">Curriculum Connections – Solid Waste </a></li><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-link"></i></span> <a href="/school-programs/solid-waste" target="_blank" title="K-12 Resources – Solid Waste">K-12 Resources – Solid Waste</a> </li><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-link"></i></span> <a href="/services/solid-waste" target="_blank" title="Solid Waste Services">Solid Waste Services</a> </li><li> <span class="fa-li"> <i class="fa-light fa-link"></i></span> <a href="/services/solid-waste/waste-to-energy-facility" target="_blank" title="Metro Vancouver’s Waste-to-Energy Facility">Metro Vancouver’s Waste-to-Energy Facility ​ </a> </li></ul>​​​​ </div>​​<br>


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