Tours / Field Trips

Resource Recovery offers free tours to individuals, families, and groups (government entities, schools, businesses, institutions, organizations, and housing communities) in Rhode Island. Out-of-state groups can tour for a fee of $100. Tours must be requested at least two weeks in advance, and are not booked until Resource Recovery staff confirms with you. Please determine which type of tour you need, and fill out the request form below.

  • MaxBus Full Facility Tours: OUR 2018 MAXBUS TOUR PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED. Please email education@rirrc.org if you would like to be alerted when the 2019 schedule is posted, in January. These are 90-minute tours for individuals or small groups who cannot arrive in their own bus or 10+ passenger van. Guests board a tour bus once on site. These tours are offered on pre-set Wednesdays (11:30 AM) and Saturdays (9:30 AM), from late-March through early-November.

  • Full Facility Tour: 90-minute tours that require your group to arrive in a bus or 10+ passenger van. You must keep one open seat for your tour guide. We can accommodate a maximum of two vehicles per tour. You can request these tours for a Monday-Friday, at 9:30 AM or 11:30 AM, or a Saturday at 9:30 AM. If you have special scheduling needs you can request an alternative start time. If you need an abbreviated tour, please let us know in the comments section of the form.

  • Materials Recycling Facility Tour: 45-minute tours of our Materials Recycling Facility are available for groups of 10+ without a bus or a van. You can request these tours for a Monday-Friday, at 9:30 AM or 11:30 AM, or a Saturday at 9:30 AM. If you have special scheduling needs you can request an alternative start time. If you need an abbreviated tour, please let us know in the comments section of the form.

If you need a tour delivered in Spanish, please let us know in the final comment box.

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Here’s the info we have for your group! You can’t edit these fields, but you can leave comments in the text box that follows.

Please provide us with basic information about your group so we can create its profile. You will then be asked to enter information about yourself, and your specific request. For future requests, your group will come up as an option to select.

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Will this program/service predominately serve residents of a single municipality?

To expedite scheduling in the chance your primary choice for a date and time are unavailable, please consider choosing an additional day and time. If you cannot make a 9:30 AM or 11:30 AM tour time, please let us know your needs and we will try to accommodate you.

Trip Details

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Occasionally Resource Recovery hosts special recycling events or announces new recycling opportunities. Would you like to receive occasional (no more than four times / year) email updates from Resource Recovery?


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