Apply now for 2020 Master Composter Recycler training

Master Composter Recyclers educate the community about easy ways to reduce waste and recycle right

VANCOUVER — The Master Composter Recycler program is now accepting applications for a no-cost 10-week training program that begins in January.

Participants who successfully complete the program are certified as Master Composter Recyclers. Graduates are asked to contribute 30 volunteer hours within a year in exchange for the training. Photo courtesy of Clark County Master Composter Recyclers
Participants who successfully complete the program are certified as Master Composter Recyclers. Graduates are asked to contribute 30 volunteer hours within a year in exchange for the training. Photo courtesy of Clark County Master Composter Recyclers

Master Composter Recyclers educate the community about easy ways to reduce waste and recycle right. Program volunteers host backyard composting workshops, share their knowledge at community events, and operate composting demonstration sites.

Those who are interested in becoming a Master Composter Recycler can register for the 10-week training program. Classes will be held 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 22 through March 26.

“If you have any hint of guilt when you throw something in the trash, or any curiosity about whether you should recycle something, please sign up for this course,” said Cassy Dinius, who completed the training this year. “It made my frugal, green heart so, so happy!”

The training covers a variety of topics, including composting, food waste, mulching, soil composition, vermicomposting, recycling and green cleaning. Participants will also compete in a compost contest, perform jar soil-tests and waste audits, and tour a natural garden and transfer station.

“This free course made me confident in reducing my landfill waste,” Dinius said. “Last year, we were sending two or three trash bags to the landfill every week. This year, we’re down to one!”

Participants who successfully complete the program are certified as Master Composter Recyclers. Graduates are asked to contribute 30 volunteer hours within a year in exchange for the training.

For more information about Master Composter Recyclers, to view the training program syllabus and to register for the training, visit the Master Composter Recycler website.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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