Ecology Center Event

SOLD OUT: Beyond the Curb: Berkeley Recycling Center Tour

Sat, July 29, 2023 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community Conservation Centers' Berkeley Recycling Center (669 Gilman St)

Graphic with a photo of people in visibility vests next to recycling carts, talking. Text reads, "Plastic Free July 2023, Beyond the Curb : Plastic Free July Recycling Center Tour

Calling all recycling enthusiasts! Join the Community Conservation Centers and the Ecology Center on Sat. 7/29 for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Berkeley Recycling Center. Discover the magic of recycling as we explore the inner workings of the facility. Let’s go beyond the curb and uncover the secrets of transforming materials into valuable resources. Though we can’t solely rely on recycling to get us out of the plastics crisis, recycling is an essential bridge for our shift to a circular economy. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about this important system. Space is limited, don’t miss out on this fun and educational experience!

Please note the following additional information for the event:

Dress Code:

Guests should wear close-toed shoes to ensure safety during the tour.

Personal Items:

Guests may leave their belongings locked in the main staff office, which is separate from the break room. This will allow you to enjoy the tour without carrying personal items.


As this is a dynamic job site with active traffic and materials, dust masks are available upon request. Additionally, there is a roof mister in the paper warehouse to help keep the dust levels down.


The Berkeley Recycling Center provides on-street parking for attendees. Restrooms and a water cooler are available on-site for your convenience.