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Education, Presentations, Resources

If you are a classroom, workplace or community group interested in a presentation or workshop about waste reduction and diversion, recycling, composting or anything waste related, please complete the request form. Presentations and workshops are booked on a first-come, first serve basis and are dependent on staff availability.

Workplace and Community Group Presentations and Workshops

Backyard Composting

Learn how you can send your waste to a better place by composting! Get tips on reducing the amount of food waste your home produces, how to build an outdoor composter, and what material you can compost, along with a list of trouble-shooting tips.

Blue Cart Recycling Program

Why is it important to recycle the right stuff? Take our waste and recycling sorting challenge and see if you’re a super sorter. Learn what happens to your recyclables inside the Blue Cart.

Regina Recycles! Roam and Explore Stations

Attendees (children and families) will explore different recycling stations set up by the City of Regina staff. Games and activities can include:

  • Find out what happens to your garbage, and where it goes after it leaves your home.
  • How do you reduce, reuse and recycle? Participants will create a reminder bracelet to take home.
  • Take our waste and recycling sorting challenge and see if you're a super sorter!
  • See recyclable materials in their various stages. See and touch the products and learn what happens when they are recycled.
  • Go on a scavenger hunt to solve waste and recycling trivia.


Elementary and High School Presentations for Classrooms 

The City of Regina also offers the following school age presentations based on the Saskatchewan Science Curriculum:

Cooking with the Compost Chef

Our Compost Chef will teach your class the steps of “cooking” compost to turn food scraps into delicious food for plants and gardens! Your class will create their own recipe to encourage waste reduction in the kitchen. City staff will dress up as a Compost Chef bring worksheets for students, all they require is markers or crayons!

Age/Grade Group: Grade One | Science Outcomes


Hazardous Waste Heroes

Our Hazardous Waste Hero will teach your class about what hazardous waste is and what to do with it to keep the environment clean and safe! Our worksheet will show your class how to identify hazardous waste and they will be able to draw what to do with this waste and how it does not belong in the natural environment or wastewater system. City staff will dress up as a Hazardous Waste Hero and provide the worksheet, all students require is markers or crayons!

Age/Grade Group: Grade Two | Science Outcomes


3Rrrs Pirate Treasure Hunt

Our 3Rrrs Pirate will take your students on an adventure through the stages of the 3Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle to locate the treasure at the end! Afterwards, your class will have fun creating a poem or rap all about the 3Rrrs. City staff will dress up as the 3Rrrs Pirate and provide the worksheet, all students require is markers or crayons!

Age/Grade Group: Grade Four | Science Outcomes


Trash Tracker

What happens to your recycling after it leaves your home and what do recycled items become? City staff will provide hands on activities for your students to learn the journey of recycling and why it’s important to recycle the right stuff! Students will be able to actively participate in the recycling vs garbage Sorting Game and be shown “A Recycling Adventure” video. City staff brings all the materials for this presentation.

Age/Grade Group: Grade Five | Science Outcomes


Life of a Landfill

What is a landfill and why should we care about where our garbage goes? City staff will bring a diorama of a landfill and teach students the different layers required to keep a landfill running efficiently! Your class will split into three teams and debate the pros and cons of opening a new landfill, brainstorm ideas on what to do when a local landfill needs to be closed and come up with alternatives to building a landfill. All materials are supplied by City staff.

Age/Grade Group: Grade Seven | Science Outcomes


Waste: Here, There and Beyond

Everyone creates waste and your class will find out what happens to it here in Regina and across Canada. Students will learn why it’s important to manage waste through case studies and discussions on what they think would be interesting to implement in Regina and what would encourage waste diversion. They will also be shown ‘A Recycling Adventure’ video to see how recyclables are sorted at our Material Recovery Facility.

Age/Grade Group: Science 10 | Science Outcomes


The Boardroom

You’re hired! Students will be able to pitch an idea to offer a unique type of service or invention that gets Regina residents excited about waste! After a presentation on the City’s current waste and recycling programs, your class will be able to break into groups and discuss creative new ideas.

Age/Grade Group: Environment 20 | Science Outcomes