Environmental Education Building

Education Building 2015

At the Environmental Education Building, our goal is to inform community members about what happens to trash once it is thrown away as well as the importance of recycling.

Our education building includes a classroom with multimedia equipment, a room of interactive learning displays and a knowledgeable education staff that makes learning about recycling and trash fun! While at the Education Center you will get the chance to learn a range of information about DSWA facilities, programs and our partner companies: ReCommunity and Revolution Recovery. Visitors will explore how a landfill works as well as how recyclables are sorted and packed at the Materials Recovery Facility.

Contact us today to schedule your visit!

Location: 1101 Lambson Lane, New Castle, DE 19720
Directions: Rt. 9 North, toward Wilmington. Turn right on Lambson Lane, DRC is straight ahead.

  • Teachers

    Bring your students to the Delaware Recycling Center and let our educators take over!

    Students will have the opportunity to learn about what happens to their trash and recycling after it leaves their school or home. Through a combination of classroom learning, interactive learning stations, and games, students will gain an understanding of how recycling is sorted, the workings of a landfill and more!

    A short bus tour around the Delaware Recycling Center will allow students to view the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and the Construction and Demolition facilities. In addition to informing students of DSWA facilities and programs, our educators are ready to assist teachers in achieving their curriculum goals by creating custom lesson plans that fit student’s needs.

    Field trips can be scheduled Monday-Saturday
    Programs run approximately 1.5-2 hours
    Each program can accommodate 50 children.

    If needed, larger groups can schedule two programs per day or over a multiple day period.

    If you wish to bring a lunch, the classroom will be available for use after the program.

  • Scout Groups

    DSWA is very happy to assist Scout groups in completing the necessary education or activates to achieving a scouting goal. DSWA Educators can help tailor a lesson or activity to fit your group’s needs.

    Saturday Availability

  • Other Organizations

    Come one, come all!

    The DSWA gladly welcomes groups such as Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs and other social groups to visit our education building to learn more about recycling in Delaware. We can help tailor the information to suit the interests of your group members of any age.

    Fill out the inquiry form below to find out how your group could benefit from a trip to the Delaware Recycling Center!

    Groups are limited to 50 people.

  • Inquiries for visiting the Environmental Education Building

    If you are interested in bringing your group to the DSWA Environmental Education Building, please contact a DSWA Educator at 1-800-404-7080.