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Master Recycler course

Become a Certified Master Recycler volunteer

Learn from experts. Share with neighbors.  

Portland, ORE. — Take an eight-week course on the latest information on consumption and recycling. Then, promise to volunteer 30 hours to share what you learned with neighbors, coworkers and community.
  • WHAT: Washington County 8-week fall course and 30 hour volunteer program.
  • WHEN: Eight consecutive Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. starting on September 7 and two Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 17 and October 15.
  • WHERE: Washington County  at the Washington County Conference Center, 225 S. First Ave.
  • COST: $50 fee.
  • Partial and full scholarships are available without extra application requirements. 
Deadline for applications is Wednesday, August 3 at noon.

“As I enter my 7th year in the Master Recycler program, I cannot help but reflect … We do more than talk about the 3 R’s [reduce, reuse, recycle], helping communities connect to each other,inspiring true conservation and new ways of thinking.” – Rob, Milwaukie, OR
Details and application:
The Master Recycler Program is committed to providing equal access and will arrange for special accommodation, interpretation or translation.
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About the Master Recycler Program
Master Recycler program participants receive training on waste reduction and outreach techniques. In return, graduates commit to 30 hours of community education and outreach. Master Recyclers volunteer at local events and through individual projects, and receive ongoing training and support from the program.

About the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) develops creative and practical solutions to enhance Portland’s livability, preserve distinctive places and plan for a resilient future. BPS collaborates with community partners to provide comprehensive land use, neighborhood, district, economic, historic and environmental planning, and urban design; research, policy and technical services to advance green building, energy efficiency and the use of solar and renewable energy, waste prevention, composting and recycling, and a sustainable food system; and, policy and actions to address climate change.

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