Our Educational Programs
NOTICE: ANN ARBOR'S MATERIALS RECOVERY FACILITY (MRF) IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED. TOURS AND OPENHOUSES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
At Ann Arbor's Materials Recovery Facility, often called the MRF, we give visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with recycling through discussion, hands-on activities, and a tour of the facility floor. We offer weekday school and group visits and monthly Saturday open houses from September-June through a partnership with the City of Ann Arbor.
Our weekday school programs offer learners with a variety of ages and interest levels the opportunity to learn a bit more about recycling and solid waste management. Weekday programs can be scheduled Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm September-June, and must be prearranged.
For more information about our weekday programs, click here.
We're currently BOOKED for this (2015-2016) academic year. If you're interested in visiting, please join us for one of our monthly Open Houses!
One Saturday a month from September-June, from 10am-noon, the Materials Recovery Facility opens its doors for a special open house event. These open house events allow families, scout groups, and individuals an opportunity to learn about where recyclables go in Ann Arbor. Each open house event includes a recycling-related craft or activity, and tour of the recycling facility floor.
For more information, click here.