Free Community Workshops Schedule
Richmond residents have multiple opportunities to learn more about gardening, composting, waste reduction and recycling. The City offers free workshops throughout the year and these sessions help develop a sense of community and expand the community's understanding of how to better support and protect the environment.
Planet Protector Academy: Home Edition
The City has partnered with DreamRider Productions Inc. to bring the Planet Protector Academy: Home Edition to Richmond. Engage your kids with online learning that inspires offline learning, creativity and action. The Zero Heroes Home Edition inspires kids to become zero waste superheroes that explore our garbage predicament and work to change their families waste habits.
Zero Heroes Home Edition
Sessions in 2021 to be announced.
Recycling and Waste Reduction Workshops
Free group workshop with a minimum of 15 students per session.
Organizers are required to register at least 2 weeks in advance and registration is available a first come basis.
BOOK FREE WORKSHOPS
|Name & Duration||Description||Age Group||Location|
|Let's Recycle Correctly
Blue boxes, yellow bags and grey glass bins oh my!
|Adults||In class visit or field trip to Richmond Operations Yard|
|Put on your investigative hat and join Richmond's elite recycling forensic team to investigate what happens to your recyclables as they leave the curbside. Through this fun, interactive and educational adventure, you'll learn the anatomy of recycling and why it's important to sort your waste properly without leaving a trace.||Grade 4-7||In class visit or field trip to Richmond Operations Yard|
|Quest for Recycling Treasure
Did you know that your recycling items are treasures? They get transformed into awesome new things and save the environment when we recycle properly! Join us for an interactive workshop on a treasure hunt quest to learn the basics of recycling and make a fun treasure. You’ll learn how to properly prepare your materials for each receptacle, avoid contamination and ultimately understand why it is important to recycle and helps save our planet.
|Kindergarten to Grade 1||In class visit or field trip to Richmond Operations Yard|
|Richmond Recycling Depot Tour
Not sure what you can drop off at the Richmond Recycling Depot? Join us for an informative tour of the Depot to see firsthand just how many household items and materials you can drop off at the Depot and what recycling supplies you can pick up for free.
Kindergarten to grade 1, tour is only available on Mondays
|Field trip to Richmond Recycling Depot 5555 Lynas Lane|
Environmental Sustainability Workshops
For information on Environmental Sustainability workshops, email Recycling and Waste Management Program at firstname.lastname@example.org. To attend free workshops call 604-276-4300 and press "2" at the prompt (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) to register or select Program Registration to register online.
Helpful Links and Resources
- Vancouver Reuses
- Metro Vancouver Recycling Directory
- Richmond Shares
- Richmond Recycling Depot
- Residential Blue Box, Blue Cart and Green Cart Recycling
- Composting At Home