The United Fibers’ Education Center is a wonderful resource and we welcome any interested classes, community groups or individuals that would like to learn more about recycling and the science behind products manufactured from recycling.
The $200,000 “Green” classroom will help students in Chandler and Kyrene school districts, along with many others, to better understand what happens once the recycling bins are picked up outside their homes. Sitting 30 feet above ground, the Education Center offers a birds-eye view of the MRF (Materials Recovery Facility), which separates 25 tons of recyclable material every hour.
The Education Center will stimulate visual and interactive learning, as students observe the recycling process below while watching a state-of-the-art 15- minute education video. The center will also inspire, with a graphic wrap that converts the large classroom into a wooded forest with bamboo flooring under the visitors’ feet. Insulation used in the room comes from recycled materials recovered from MRF. Even the benches tell a story of rebirth – the benches were made from tornado-damaged trees lost in the 2011 Tuscaloosa, Alabama tragedy.