Tour 1 – ACUA Haneman Environmental Park

The Environmental Park tour takes approximately one hour.

This tour can include a visit from Supercan, the ACUA recycling mascot, for younger groups! 

What you'll see:

Recycling Center
This sophisticated system of conveyors, magnets, eddy currents, optical sorting and manual quality control sorting is incredible! Come see how mixed recycling collected from Atlantic County residents, schools and businesses is processed and separated into valuable commodities to market.

Transfer Station
Visitors will learn how mountains of trash generated each day in Atlantic County are brought into the transfer station before being landfilled.

See an active landfill and learn about leachate collection systems and how they help protect our groundwater.

Landfill Gas to Electric Facility
Methane gas, naturally produced by landfills, is a potent greenhouse gas. By capturing and using landfill gas, air pollution is reduced and an otherwise wasted source of energy is used.

Compost Facility
Composting is nature’s way of recycling leaves, brush, grass, branches and other vegetative materials into an extremely useful soil additive. See how the ACUA’s compost product, EcoSoil, and landscape material, EcoChips, are made.

Geo Community Garden
Vegetables are grown organically by employees and community members using compost made in the ACUA’s backyard compost demonstration units.

Visit the playground made from recycled materials and have lunch in the nearby shaded picnic area on picnic tables made from recycled plastic bottles.

Neal Steinman Poetry and Nature Trail
Take a hike and learn about poetry and indigenous plant species along the way. Discuss the day’s activities in an amphitheater constructed from recycled plastic materials and nestled along the nature trail.

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