SOURCE: Republic ServicesDESCRIPTION:
Republic recently hosted a group of high school students enrolled in the Harris-Stowe University Science Summer Camp. The students are from the Jennings and Riverview Gardens school districts in St. Louis, Missouri and were invited to tour the Bridgeton Landfill and Republic’s St. Louis Recycling Center.
Republic personnel presented on “what happens to our trash” where landfill operations and environmental experts talked about landfill management and single stream recycling. The students heard from the engineers and environmental managers on their career paths. They even learned how falconry can be used as a safe andenvironmentally-friendly bird control measure at active landfills.
KEYWORDS: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Republic Services, landfill, waste management, Trash, falconry, St. Louis, STEM