Feb 1, 2019 | 11:30 AM | Friday

Fri Feb 1, 11:30 AM - Fri Feb 1, 1:00 PM

2940 110th Ave N

Saint Petersburg, FL 33716

Community: Pinellas Park

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No Such Place As AWAY!    Ever wonder what happens to your garbage when you throw it away? This family-friendly tour provides an overview of Pinellas County’s integrated solid waste management system, including the Waste-to-Energy facility and landfill, recycling progra

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No Such Place As AWAY!    Ever wonder what happens to your garbage when you throw it away? This family-friendly tour provides an overview of Pinellas County’s integrated solid waste management system, including the Waste-to-Energy facility and landfill, recycling programs, and the Household Electronics and Chemical Collection Center (HEC?). Pinellas County burns enough trash each day to power almost 45,000 homes; learn how we recover energy and metal by burning garbage. Learn how to reduce the amount of waste that you generate and which items to recycle and why. 
For audiences ages 7 and up.

Tour overview:
Approximately 90 minutes (varies based on the number of guests and mobility, weather, and on-site conditions). Consists of a classroom component and a driving tour:


Classroom component - typically includes a PowerPoint presentation and a question-and-answer session.


Driving tour - approximately 45 minutes. Includes the scale house, citizen hand unload area, tire processing and yard waste-to-mulch area, Waste-to-Energy facility and landfill. The driving tour is subject to change depending on site conditions.



FAQs
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No ID is required. For audiences ages 7 and up.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Please arrive in your own vehicle and park in designated area. Once on-site, Pinellas County will provide tour transportation. 
What if I need accessible transporation accomodations?
Please let us know which accomodations are needed 10 days prior to tour. 
How much walking is involed?
Walking is not required for the tour. Walking is limited to and from the parking lot and to the tour vehicle. There are no stairs at the facility; however, there are several steps to get into the vehicle.
Are food or drinks available?
Food is not provided; vending machines are not available. Water fountains are available.
Are restrooms available?
Restrooms are located next to the tour classroom.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It is not necessary to bring a printed ticket to the tour.
What if I need to cancel my tour reservation?
Please contact us with 24 hours of your reservation at (727) 464-7500 to let us

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