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Community Landfill Tour!

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Did you know the Knott Landfill is 110 feet deep? Have you seen the methane flare? Do you know how long it takes a head of lettuce to decompose in the landfill?

Come join The Environmental Center and Rethink Waste Project staff in partnership with Deschutes County Department of Solid Waste for a behind-the-scenes tour of what happens to your trash after it leaves the curb. See Knott Landfill’s trash pit, check out Deschutes Recycling, tour the transfer station, and understand the composting facility. Seeing where our waste goes will impact your decisions in the future and help you think twice about purchases.

This is a unique opportunity; the landfill isn’t always open to the public for tours.

PLEASE NOTE: There is limited parking at the landfill, so we will ask for folks to carpool. We will meet at 9am at the Ponderosa Park parking lot near the intersection of SE 15th St and SE Virginia Rd to divide into cars. If your car is already full, you can go directly to the landfill and we’ll meet you there. We will be back at the cars by noon at the latest. Please dress for weather! Bring layers — it is often windy at Knott Landfill.

Questions? Contact [email protected]

Details

Date:
September 26
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/630266844117067/

Organizer

Rethink Waste Project
Phone:
541-385-6908 x26
Email:
ani@envirocenter.org
Website:
www.RethinkWasteProject.org

Venue

Knott Landfill
61050 SE 27th St
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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