Become a Master Recycler
Join fellow waste reduction enthusiasts and inspire others to reduce, reuse and recycle as a Hennepin County Master Recycler/Composter!
Master Recycler/Composters are trained on waste prevention, recycling and composting, and effective communication skills through a six-week course, with one class each week, taught by industry experts and community leaders. The training also includes field trips to local waste processing and recycling facilities when possible.
Once training is complete, participants commit to volunteering 30-hours putting their skills to work on projects and activities that minimize waste and provide waste reduction, recycling and composting education. MRCs have the flexibility to pursue and create waste-reduction focused volunteer opportunities that interest them and serve their communities’ unique needs.
2022 Class schedule
Hennepin County will hold two rounds of Master Recycler/Composter trainings in 2022.
The Spring 2022 class will be held every Thursday from February 17–March 24, from 6-8 p.m. The class will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams. The Summer 2022 class will be held on Wednesdays in May and June. Details to be announced.
Registration for the Spring 2022 class will open on January 24 and close on February 4. Check back here for the link to apply or add your email to the notification list at the bottom of this page.
Before applying, please ensure that you meet the following requirements:
- You are 18 years of age or older
- You live and/or work within Hennepin County
- You are available for all six class sessions
- You can commit to 30 hours of volunteering after the class completes
- You have access to internet and a computer or similar device to attend class virtually