Fourth-graders from Richardson Elementary visited the Lee’s Summit Resource Recovery Park May 8, concluding science lessons about ecology. Students toured the recycling center as well as the area that houses hazardous household waste and saw “the hill” where trash is dumped.
Two students and two teachers were selected to drive the large trash compactor during the field trip. A number of parents also attended with the Resource Recovery Park awarding a prize to the parent group with the largest car pool.
During the trip, students heard that the Recovery Park receives 350 tons of trash each day. Both students and parents learned the importance of recycling and disposing unwanted materials correctly.