Field Trips


Tours for adult groups and Field Trips for both school age and adult groups.

View the processing floor out our observation windows.

Learn where resources come from, what they are made into, both as virgin resources and recovered resources.

Find out the economic and environmental cost of throwing our precious resources into the landfill. 

Discover the exciting local economic development opportunities made possible from the resources captured from our waste stream.

Come visit our expanding outdoor education area, reminding us what we are trying to preserve by recycling.

Contact us by email or call 745-5544 to schedule your class trip!


Our classroom can accommodate a maximum of 35 total number of participants, including teachers, parents, chaperones and siblings.

  • $25 per group for Field Trips. This fee may be paid by cash, check, credit card or purchase order.
  • Field Trips to VCRS may be scheduled for Tuesday thru Friday, the first to begin no earlier than 10:30a.m., the last to begin no later than 4:30p.m. In special cases, and if an instructor is available, Field Trips may also be scheduled for Saturdays.
  • Field Trip participants are advised to schedule a visit to the Mat-Su Borough Central Landfill to get the whole picture of the waste and resource cycle. School groups 8th grade and younger that have a bus can tour the landfill on the bus. Groups 9th grade and older can schedule an in depth, comprehensive field trip. Contact the MSB Central Landfill at 861-7603.