Sunday, March 6, 2011

Calling all wannabe Master Recycler/Composters!

Hennepin County introduced a brand-new program last week -- the Master Recycler/Composter program. (Think Master Gardener but instead of plants and flowers it's compost and, let's face it, trash. Enticing, no?)

(The photo above is from King County's Master Recycler/Composter program).

There will be 7 classes on Tuesday evenings starting April 12 covering solid waste, recycling processes, organics and waste-to-energy, residential, commercial, multi-family and event recycling and source reduction/waste prevention and climate change as it relates to waste. The program is open to Hennepin County residents and those who work in Hennepin County. The cost of the 7 classes and 2 optional tours? Just 30 dollars. In return you agree to volunteer 30 hours of your time teaching others about recycling, waste reduction and composting.

Just think about the impact you could have! You can show others how to reduce the amount of trash they generate! Volunteer activities include staffing booths at events, creating educational resources and displays and designing and implementing waste-reduction plans for special events, schools and the workplace.

Sign up here!

(Photo below's from Portland's MRC program)

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