TOURS

WLSSD offers tours of District facilities to school and community groups of 5 or more people. Learn what happens to “waste” and how WLSSD helps to protect the local environment and public health. Learn what you can do to help!

Tours must be arranged at least two weeks in advance. We can customize tour content to age groups and interest areas upon request. Discuss your group’s background and interests with  an Environmental Program Coordinator when planning your tour.

Contact us to schedule a tour.

Available Tours

Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • 27th Ave W and the Waterfront in Duluth, MN
  • Tour length: 1-2 hours depending on age of participants and topics
  • Tour topics: Wastewater treatment, water quality, engineering and operations
  • Ages: 13 and older. Visitors must wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. Tour involves walking moderate distances and climbing stairs.

Organics Composting / Yard Waste

  • Tour length: 1 hour
  • Tour topics: Composting, compost use, food waste recycling, waste reduction
  • Ages: 5 and older. Visitors must wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather (may be muddy). Tour is accessible to visitors of all walking abilities.

Solid Waste Overview

  • Tour length: 1.5 hours
  • Tour topics: Solid waste transfer station, organics composting/yard waste site, household hazardous waste facility
  • Ages: 5 and older. Visitors must wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather (may be muddy). Tour is accessible to visitors of all walking abilities.

Materials Recovery Center

  • Corner of Rice Lake and Ridgeview Roads, Rice Lake Twp, MN
  • Tour Length: 1 hour
  • Tour topics: Solid waste management, recycling, waste reduction
  • Ages: 13 and older. Tour is accessible to visitors of all walking abilities.