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Are you looking for someone to talk about recycling, waste management, or waste reduction efforts? Or just want to learn more about programs and services offered? Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling is able to offer a variety of educational opportunities anywhere in the county. We have presentations, activities, and lessons available for all ages and types of audiences!

We have participated in the following types of events:

  • Interactive presentations at schools and day care centers
  • Presentations to homeowners associations or neighborhood groups
  • Presentations to community groups like Ruritan Club or Scouts
  • Tours of collection centers and recycling facilities
  • Tabling at community events, with activities for children
  • Activities during summer camps

We are open to participating in any events to help provide education to residents of Chatham County. To schedule an educational opportunity please contact Shannon Culpepper, Recycling and Education Specialist at shannon.culpepper@chathamnc.org or 919-545-7874.

 

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Don't Waste It! 

SW&R has created a new educator guide- Don’t Waste It! It is a guide to waste management, recycling, composting, and waste reduction, which includes 11 lessons covering five themes: municipal solid waste, recycling, plastics, composting, and landfills.

Don’t Waste It! is for both formal and non-formal educators with lessons for pre-K to 12th graders that can easily be adapted for adult audiences. Each lesson includes a group activity, independent practice, extensions, and additional activities.

You can receive a copy of Don’t Waste It! by attending one of several workshops offered throughout the year. The workshop will provide a base of knowledge needed to teach each lesson and run through many of the lessons. See below for the list of upcoming workshops.

We are able to hold Don’t Waste It! workshops anywhere in North Carolina. If you are interested in hosting a workshop in your area please contact Shannon Culpepper, Recycling and Education Specialist at shannon.culpepper@chathamnc.org or (919) 545-7874.

Educator Check Out Program

As a part of the Don't Waste It! educator guide, Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling has created an Educator Check Out Program. We know that educators are not always able to gather the materials needed for lessons and activities, so we have a set of supplies available for each lesson. Learn more about the Educator Check Out Program page

Upcoming Don't Waste It! Workshops

Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Where: 65 E. Chatham Street, Pittsboro (Chatham County Old Ag Building)

Cost: Free for Chatham County School Teachers

$10 for all others 

Minimum: 10; Maximum: 30

Registration: You must register by Friday, May 1. Register by completing the online form.

Payment: Payment must be received to confirm registration. We can accept payment over the phone Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm at (919) 542-5516. Please note: there is a 3% charge for using a credit card, so the cost would be $11.

Alternatively, you can make a check out to “Chatham County” and mail it to PO Box 1550 Pittsboro, NC 27312. Attention: Shannon Culpepper.

If you are local you can bring your payment to the SW&R main office at 28 County Services Road Pittsboro between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm. 

Saturday, May 30, 2020 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Where: Cape Fear River Watch- 99 Locks 1 Road, Riegelwood (outside Wilmington)

Cost: $10 

Minimum: 10; Maximum: 30

Registration: You must register by Friday, May 22. Register by completing the online form.

Payment: Payment must be received to confirm registration. We can accept payment over the phone Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm at (919) 542-5516. Please note: there is a 3% charge for using a credit card, so the cost would be $11.

Alternatively, you can make a check out to "Chatham County" and mail to PO Box 1550 Pittsboro, NC 27312. Attention: Shannon Culpepper.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Where: Wake County Landfill Field Office Building- 6025 Old Smithfield Road Apex, NC 27539

Cost: $10 

Minimum: 10; Maximum: 30

More details coming soon.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Where: Camp Tekoa Foothills- 258 Hull Road, Casar, NC 28020

Cost: $10 

Minimum: 10; Maximum: 30

More details coming soon.

Saturday, August 29, 2020 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Where: Onslow County Mult-Purpose Complex Building- 4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville, NC 28540

Cost: $10 

Minimum: 10; Maximum: 30

Registration: You must register by Friday, August 21. Register by completing the online form.

Payment: Payment must be received to confirm registration. We can accept payment over the phone Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm at (919) 542-5516. Please note: there is a 3% charge for using a credit card, so the cost would be $11.

Alternatively, you can make a check out to "Chatham County" and mail to PO Box 1550 Pittsboro, NC 27312. Attention: Shannon Culpepper.

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