The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority Trash Museum in Hartford opened a recycling exhibit on Wednesday to teach visitors about energy and materials conservation.

The Energy-Recycling Connection exhibit is an initiative of Energize Connecticut, which is a statewide partnership of the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, the Clean Energy Finance & Invesment Authority, and the state’s natural gas and electric utilities. The initiative seeks to help businesses and residents cut back on energy usage and use clean energy.

The trash museum includes five interactive stations for visitors to learn about reducing their consumption, reusing raw materials, recycling, energy conservation, and recovery of materials through the trash-to-energy process, which is the main function of CRRA.

The 6,500-square-foot trash museum is at 211 Murphy Road in Hartford