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Wastecon® 2019 Technical Tours

Create your own interactive experience at WASTECON® 2019 with technical tours. This year we are offering a variety of off-site educational opportunities. Whether whole day, half day, or just a couple of hours, we can provide you with a tour that fits your schedule.

SWANA reserves the right to cancel tours due to not reaching contracted minimums.

Half-Day Tours

Monday, October 21, 2019

Salt River Project: Arizona Falls

10:00 a.m. Departure

Arizona Falls at nighttime Arizona Falls in daytime

The transformation of a historic waterfall by the Salt River Project (SRP) and the Phoenix Arts Commission allows Phoenix area residents to experience something old and something new. Arizona Falls, formed by a natural 20-foot drop along the Arizona Canal just east of 56th street and Indian School, was reopened in June 2003 as a restored hydroelectric plant and neighborhood gathering place where visitors can learn, interact and reflect. The new Arizona Falls combines art, history and technology to generate clean electricity from the canal's waterfall.

This award-winning public art project transformed Arizona Falls from a once defunct hydroelectric plant on the Arizona Canal into a public space where people can sit and enjoy the cooling effects of the canal and waterfall while learning about hydro-generation. Arizona Falls was the site of the first hydroelectric plant in Phoenix. Originally built in 1902, the plant was rebuilt by SRP in 1911, began delivering power again in 1913 and was eventually shut down in 1950.

Resource Innovation Campus (RIC) Morning Departure

9:00 a.m. Departure (8:30 a.m. check in) — 12:00 p.m. Return

aerial view of the RIC campus

Phoenix’s Resource Innovation Campus or RIC is located on 27th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road adjacent to the city’s transfer station. It is a home for valuable public-private partnerships through land leases, infrastructure support, and access to the city’s waste stream and feed stock. The idea behind the RIC is that it serves as a gathering place for collaboration and solutions that can increase the diversion and conversion of waste locally in Phoenix. It is also where waste-to-product projects and ideas can be nurtured and developed. Lastly, the RIC is a hub for innovators building Phoenix’s circular economy and generating sustainable economic development. Come take a tour of Phoenix’s RIC campus to learn more about how Phoenix is spearheading an effort to create a local circular economy and blaze a path towards its long-term zero waste goals.

Resource Innovation Campus (RIC) Afternoon Departure

12:00 p.m. Departure (11:30 a.m. check in) — 3:30 p.m. Return

aerial view of the RIC campus

Phoenix’s Resource Innovation Campus or RIC is located on 27th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road adjacent to the city’s transfer station. It is a home for valuable public-private partnerships through land leases, infrastructure support, and access to the city’s waste stream and feed stock. The idea behind the RIC is that it serves as a gathering place for collaboration and solutions that can increase the diversion and conversion of waste locally in Phoenix. It is also where waste-to-product projects and ideas can be nurtured and developed. Lastly, the RIC is a hub for innovators building Phoenix’s circular economy and generating sustainable economic development. Come take a tour of Phoenix’s RIC campus to learn more about how Phoenix is spearheading an effort to create a local circular economy and blaze a path towards its long-term zero waste goals.

Full-Day Tours

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Sedona/Sedona Recycles

1:00 p.m. Departure

Baling Plastics at Sedona Recycles Tlaquepaque Courtyard

Sedona Recycles is a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about waste reduction, reuse, and recycling, as well as providing a model recycling facility to help accomplish these goals. Founded in 1989, Sedona Recycles has grown from a few donated newspaper recycling bins to a full-fledged multi-stream recycling facility.

After Sedona Recycles concludes, the tour will visit downtown Sedona from about 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. before departing back to the Phoenix host hotels. Estimated arrival time back to hotels: 9:00 p.m.

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Hotel Info

SWANA has negotiated discounted hotel rates for WASTECON® 2019 attendees. Hotel reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served, space available basis. Submit your request as soon as possible for the best opportunity of receiving your hotel choice.

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