Trenton Anderson Girl Scouts Troop #75916 toured the Riverview Land Preserve and enjoyed a unique and up-close experience while learning about recycling and managing waste.
Hands-on Learning About The Importance of Community Recycling
Scouts from Trenton Anderson Girl Scouts Troop #75916, got an up-close and personal tour of Riverview Land Preserve in July.
RLP’s Jeff Kugelman and other team members explained the facility’s purpose and community recycling program to the scouts.
“Having the scouts and other school groups come to RLP is really exciting,” Kugelman said. “While we work with the community to collect nearly 8,000 tons of recyclable material annually, we also need to properly dispose of 950,000 tons of non-recyclable waste each year because not all waste can be reused or recycled.”
Every month, more than 400 Riverview residents visit RLP’s on-site recycling center to drop off items that have accumulated at their home or business.
“We’ve learned about the importance of recycling at school, but it was really neat to come out to RLP today to see how it actually works,” said Lauryn Sargent, a 4th grade local elementary student. “Now I know what can be recycled … and, what can’t be recycled … I’m going to go home and share this with my family so they can be better recyclers too.”
Kugelman continued, “These scouts are having a unique and up-close experience while learning about recycling and managing waste. It’s good to see them learning and thinking about how they can positively impact local recycling and our environment.”
RLP is a Michigan licensed solid waste landfill facility, owned and operated by the City of Riverview since 1968. The facility design and operation meet or exceed federal subtitle D and Michigan regulations, making it possible to manage a variety of non-hazardous solid wastes in an environmentally responsible manner.
Benefits to Community
RLP’s facilities and services are designed to meet the customized needs of municipal, residential, commercial, and industrial clients, including secure disposal, recycling or reuse of residential, construction, demolition, commercial and special wastes. RLP also offers the following benefits to Riverview and the surrounding communities:
- Secure Disposal of Household, Industrial and Commercial Solid Waste
- Greenhouse Gas Reduction
- Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Pump Station (Current Price: $2.00/Gal.)
- Clean Electricity Produced from Landfill Gas
- Convenient Drop-Off, Load Docks w/ Multiple Waste Dumpsters
- Utility and Industry Working with Community
Learn about on-site recycling hours at Riverview Land Preserve:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday – 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Wednesday – 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday – 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
- Sunday – Closed