Recycling Facility Tours

As a mission-based recycler and a zero waste demonstration and lab, we are excited to offer you a behind-the-scenes look into the world of recycling. Join us to learn about how recyclables are collected, sorted, processed, and sold in the Twin Cities. 

Schedule your tour today!

Eureka Public Tours: 
For individuals,  families, and small groups of friends: Eureka hosts monthly tours, that include an overview of Eureka Recycling’s mission, a tour of our material recovery facility, and a Q&A session with our knowledgeable staff. Witness recycling in action and leave feeling inspired to contribute to a zero-waste future! Click on the link above to reserve your spot on one of our public tours. 

Corporate and Industry Groups: Ask for pricing
Whether your goal is greater sustainability, a better understanding of the sorting process for marketing and packaging, or you’re in a related industry and want your team to know more about the operation of a material recovery facility, our tours will cater to your team’s goals. Our corporate tours are led by a member of the executive leadership team whose expertise matches your group’s objective.  

School, Community, and Government Groups: Ask for pricing
Groups from schools, universities, churches, and government or municipality organizations are encouraged to schedule a group tour to learn more about the recycling process – and gain a better understanding of how our recycling infrastructure functions.

City Partner Tour – Minneapolis: Free of charge for Mpls. residents
Eureka partners with the City of Minneapolis to provide monthly recycling tours for residents of Minneapolis. These tours are free of charge and designated for City of Minneapolis residents only. If you are a resident of Minneapolis, find more information and sign up for your tour here.

Eureka Public Tour Dates:

  • Thursday, March 21, 11:00 am – Booked
  • Thursday, April 25, 11:00 am 
  • Thursday, May 23, 11:00 am
  • Thursday, June 27, 11:00 am
  • Thursday, July 25, 11:00 am
  • Thursday, August 22,11:00 am
  • Thursday, September 26, 11:00 am
  • Thursday, October 24, 11:00 am
  • Thursday, December 5, 5:00 pm (virtual tour)

Eureka Tour FAQs:

  • Onsite tours are limited to 12 participants, although double tours of up to 24 participants are available for corporate and community groups
  • Available start times for onsite tours are between 10:30 am and 2:00 pm
  • The tour and Q&A session will take approximately 1.5 hours.
  • For safety reasons, tour participants must be 10 years of age or older
  • Tour members will experience several sets of stairs, unlevel or slippery walking surfaces, and a loud environment for the entirety of the tour.
  • Virtual tours are available for groups with mobility or sensory challenges, younger groups, or groups larger than 12-24 participants.

For additional questions or pricing on corporate and community tours, click on the links above or email us at