Welcome to the Environmental Classroom

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Richland County Solid Waste Management knows the importance of teaching students about Recycling.  We have a Third Grade Program that is offered to all third grade students in Richland County, Ohio.  Our Third Grade classroom activities coincide with the requirements of the Ohio Department of Education Standards in Science, Math and Social Studies.  Our Education Specialist also works with 4-H Groups, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Pre-Schools, Home -School Students, K-12 and students with disabilities. 

The Richland County Solid Waste Management will reimburse the cost of one bus per classroom session (up to $100.00).  The Third Grade Program includes a tour of the Rumpke Transfer Station or the Rumpke Noble Road Landfill.  Other tour options are pending.

The bus arrives between 9:00 AM and 9:30 AM at our Recycling Collection Facility located at 1125 National Parkway (just south of US Route 30, past the BP Gas Station on Trimble Rd).  Our building is the last one on the left.

Don’t forget to have the students bring lunch because they will be eating in the Environmental Classroom (some leftovers are shared with the worms).  The field trip ends after the tour of the transfer station or the landfill. However, some tours may not be requested and that’s okay too!  Tours to the Transfer Station normally end about 1:30 PM and the Landfill tour ends around 2:00 PM.

If you can’t come to our Environmental Classroom, we can come to you!  We believe in having fun while learning the three R’s: REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE.  Please give our Education Specialist, Lori Stone, a call at 419-774-5861 (Monday through Friday 7:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.).

We look forward to seeing you.  Have a great year!