Land Preserve gives tour to Girl Scout troop

Members of Girl Scouts Troop 75916 recently toured the Riverview Sanitary Land Preserve.

DAVE GORGON

Members of a local Girl Scout troop received a recent hands-on, up-close and personal tour of the Riverview Land Preserve.

Jeff Kugelman and other team members at the land preserve explained the facility’s purpose and community recycling program to the members of Girl Scouts Troop 75916 based at Trenton’s Anderson Elementary School.

“Having the Scouts and other school groups come to RLP is really exciting,” Kugelman said. “While we work with the community to collect nearly 8,000 tons of recyclable material annually, we also need to properly dispose of 950,000 tons of non-recyclable waste each year because not all waste can be reused or recycled.”

Every month, more than 400 Riverview residents visit the land preserve’s on-site recycling center to drop off items that have accumulated at their home or business.

“We’ve learned about the importance of recycling at school, but it was really neat to come out to RLP today to see how it actually works,” said Lauryn Sargent, a fourth-grade grade local elementary student. “Now I know what can be recycled … and, what can’t be recycled … I’m going to go home and share this with my family so they can be better recyclers too.”

Kugelman said: “These scouts are having a unique and up-close experience while learning about recycling and managing waste. It’s good to see them learning and thinking about how they can positively impact local recycling and our environment.”

The Riverview Land Preserve is a Michigan-licensed solid waste landfill facility owned and operated by the City of Riverview since 1968. The facility design and operation meet or exceed federal subtitle D and Michigan regulations, making it possible to manage a variety of non-hazardous solid wastes in an environmentally responsible manner.

Benefits to community

RLP’s facilities and services are designed to meet the customized needs of municipal, residential, commercial and industrial clients, including secure disposal, recycling or reuse of residential, construction, demolition, commercial and special wastes. RLP also offers the following benefits to Riverview and the surrounding communities:

● Secure disposal of household, industrial and commercial solid waste.

● Greenhouse gas reduction.

● Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) pump station. Current price is $2 per gallon.

● Clean electricity produced from landfill gas.

● Convenient drop-off; load docks with multiple waste dumpsters.

Recycling hours

Learn about on-site recycling at the Riverview Land Preserve:

● Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

● Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

● Saturdays from 7 to 11 a.m.

The RLP is closed on Sundays.

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