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 motivating behavior change
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 spring 2017 course will be held:
- Dates: Wednesday evenings, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 and April 5
- Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.
- Location: East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 NE 2nd St., Minneapolis (map)
An optional field trip featuring tours of recycling and waste management facilities will take place on Friday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Transportation for the field trip will be provided.
All Wednesday classes are mandatory; the Friday field trip is 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 spring 2017 class is closed. If you have questions or would like to be notified of future courses, contact Carolyn Collopy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.