Tours for Individuals and Small Groups Needing Transportation
If you and/or your group are looking for a unique experience, why not consider a visit to RIRRC in Johnston? Our experts will guide you around the landfill complex to see first hand where your garbage goes after it leaves your curb. Next you will visit the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) for an up-close look at how your recyclables are sorted and made ready for market. The tour takes about 90 minutes to complete.
Individuals and small groups who cannot arrive at RIRRC in the bus or 10+ passenger van required for full facility tours* can take advantage of our annual public tour schedule. (Have access to a bus or 10+ passenger van or bus for your group? Click here.) You can arrive in your personal vehicle and board our "Max Bus" when you get to RIRRC. Public tours are offered one Wednesday (11:30am) and one or two Saturdays (9:30am) each month, from late March to early November. There is no charge for the tours, and reservations are first come, first served. Individuals and small groups may be combined. Small groups with 10 or more members can request to be given a private tour if absolutely necessary, and depending on availability. The Max Bus holds a maximum of 23 people.
*Walking tours of our Materials Recycling Facility only are also available for groups 10+, without a bus or a van. Use this form here and type "MRF only tour" in the comments section.
Schedule a Trip
Tours must be scheduled two weeks in advance. To schedule a tour, please fill out the form below. A representative from RIRRC will contact you to confirm your request. Please keep in mind that your tour is not considered "booked" until you receive confirmation from our staff. If applicable, please remember to bring a copy of your roster with you on the day of your visit. Group leaders arriving without a roster will need to fill out a form by hand.