Green Grades | Education Outreach

Dem-Con is committed to recycling and environmentally responsible waste management. Our Green Grades Program was created with the goal of educating our community around this common goal.


Recycling Facility Tour

Tours of our Materials Recovery Facility will require 1 hour and provide an in-depth recycling education. Interactive activities and a tour inside the facility are also included.

Environmental Campus Walking Tour

Put on your walking shoes and explore all our environmental campus has to offer. The Environmental Campus Walking Tour is 1.5 hours long and includes a tour of our Materials Recovery Facility, Dem-Con Metals, shingle processing, wood processing, MSW transfer station, Construction and Demolition Recovery & Recycling facility and the landfill. This tour is for adults only.

Green Grades Live

Can’t make it out to our Materials Recovery Facility? Join us for a live, interactive virtual tour through the Materials Recovery Facility. The field trip will also include a live presentation and Q&A session.

Educational Trailer

Explore everything that our mobile trailer has to offer! Interactive exhibits make learning fun. Participants will learn about the lifecycle of their recycling and what should or shouldn’t go in your recycling bin. They will also learn about how solid waste is managed in an environmentally responsible way at Dem-Con Companies.

Online Curriculum and Classroom Visits

We come to you to teach your students/organization about reduction, reuse and recycling. Fun activities and interactive lessons make this visit one you won’t forget! Or skip the visit, but not the lesson with our age-appropriate online curriculum via Google Classroom.

Virtual Community Event Package

Have an event that could include recycling education? No problem! We are happy to provide you the materials you need to make the event a success with our Virtual Community Event package. The package includes a fun, educational video that can be played at your event and our educational hand-out that includes all you need to know about recycling!

Questions or want to learn even more? Contact Crystal McNally, Education and Marketing Director, at or by calling 952.224.7108.

Dem-Con’s Annual Poster/Video Contest Details

Students (K-12) who attend Scott County schools are invited to participate in our annual poster/video contest. Each year, we are looking for fun and creative ways for students to help us spread the word about how to sort waste and recycling. Best of all, the winners will receive a $100 VISA gift card and their artwork displayed in our Education Center and online. Learn more by watching this video. Submit your poster or video by Wednesday, November 15, 2023.

Click here to read the contest details. | Click here to access our release form.

To view a list of acceptable and not acceptable items in your recycling bin, visit
Green Grades holds an annual poster contest. This year’s winners talk about their inspiration behind their posters in this video!
Dem-Con’s annual poster contest is adding video to the mix! Learn more about our video/poster contest by watching the video and click HERE to view all the past winners.
Lithium-ion batteries can cause fires in your trash or recycling and puts our workers and facilities at risk. Please recycle them properly at your county’s household hazardous waste facility.
These are the top items that DO NOT belong in your recycling bin.