Master Recycler training includes over 30 hours of instruction: seven Thursday evening classes, and two Saturday field trips to local solid waste and recycling sites. Classes are taught by local experts in solid waste from business, government and non profit sectors.
After completing the training, participants undertake 30 hours of community "payback" through independent projects and outreach events. Over 600 people have participated in the program, volunteering more than 8,000 hours throughout Marion County. The following list is not comprehensive and many Master Recyclers develop their own "self-contained" projects.
Create projects that focus on waste prevention and recycling at work, home, school, in their place of worship, and in the community.
Educate the public on the hazards of and alternatives to common household chemicals.
Speak to groups about recycling and reducing waste at home and work.
Distribute information at annual events.
Volunteer to educate the community at Earth Day and other local events and festivals.
Work with schools, scout groups, and others to help improve their recycling programs.
Lead tours of the recycling center.
The Winter 2019 Master Recycler Program is currently full, however you can be added to the waiting list.
Do you want to:
• Learn how to reduce your waste?
• Conserve natural resources?
• Motivate others to change their habits?
• Make a difference?
• Meet people with similar interests?
Waste Matters Newsletter is a monthly publication that is sent to all Master Recyclers. It contains lots of current information related to waste reduction, recycling, green building, and other topics.