As a Master Recycler/Composter, you will inspire others in your community to reduce waste, recycle more and compost. You will also meet others who are excited about waste reduction, gain knowledge from experts, get experience working in the field and have the satisfaction of having an impact on these important issues.
- Waste prevention
- Recycling processes
- Household hazardous waste and alternatives
- Organics recycling and home composting
- Zero-waste events
- Public engagement and the psychology of sustainable behavior
Classes are taught by professionals from the public and private sector who are working on innovative solutions to environmental challenges.
Course graduates agree to volunteer 30 hours putting their skills to work to help others learn the three Rs: reduce the amount of natural resources used, reuse material and recycle what cannot be salvaged.
The fall 2015 course will be held:
- Dates: Wednesday evenings, September 30; October 7, 14, 21 and 28; November 4
- Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
- Location: Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, 2522 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis (map)
An optional field trip will take place on Friday, October 23. This will be an all-day field trip; exact time is to be determined. Transportation for the field trips is provided.
All Wednesday classes are mandatory; Friday field trips are optional.
The course costs $30 and includes all course materials. A limited number of waivers are available on a demonstrated need basis.
Registration for the fall 2015 Master Recycler/Composter course is now closed. To be notified when the schedule and registration is available for the next Master Recycler/Composter course, email Carolyn Collopy at email@example.com.
You must live or work in Hennepin County to be eligible for this program. The class is limited to 30 participants.
Applications will be accepted until the class is full, and applications will be processed in the order they are received. The $30 charge is not due until you receive notification that your application has been accepted. Applicants that apply after the class is full will be placed on a waiting list and notified when the next course is scheduled.