The city and county of Honolulu recycles more than 600,000 tons of waste each year, and has one of the nation's highest recycling rates at 35 percent. Part of their success is due to a public-awareness program that gives residents an up-close look at the island's recycling and waste-processing operations. The Tour de Trash program, now in its ninth year, offers free, full-day tours of different recycling sites in an effort to facilitate educated public discussions and decision-making on recycling and waste management initiatives. Currently, the City Department of Environmental Services staff conducts six tours a year of recycling processes at various workplaces including hotels and restaurants; a wastewater treatment facility; waste-to-energy plants; construction and demolition landfills; and facilities that recycle rubber, aluminum, glass and plastic. The tours sell out every year, and the department only offers custom tours on a limited basis. To take a virtual tour and learn more about the program, click here.