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(541) 682-2059 
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Kelly Bell

Lane County Waste Management Division

3100 E 17th Ave

Eugene, OR 97403

 

Did you know...
Lane County Master Recycler Volunteers provide more than 2000 hours of waste prevention education to residents, businesses and events each year.

 

Master Recycler Resources:

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resources


Waste Audit resources: 

Weight -to-Volume Conversion, EPA

Weight/Volume calculating worksheet, CURC


Calculating Waste Audit form

Waste Audit Presentation how-to, Marion Co.

NEW! This ONLINE Certificate class is noncredit, self paced and low cost. This statewide effort has resulted in a comprehensive in depth look at waste and recycilng in OREGON. It is deigned to give citizens a broad understanding of what is recyclable and why; give businesses and local goverments a tranining option for sustainability goals, and career seekers an intorductin to growing industry. Click below for more information.

Master Recycler Program 

Join the Lane County Master Recycler Program Today!

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Master Recycler Program Brochure   

Do you want to learn how to reduce your waste, conserve natural resources, motivate others to change their habits, and make a difference in your community? If so, you should join the Lane County Master Recycler Program.

Lane County Waste Management Division offers three training courses each year that provide comprehensive training in solid waste prevention, reuse, recycling, and compost education. In return for the 30+ hours of training, students are expected to provide 30 hours of volunteer outreach in the community—teaching fellow Lane County citizens how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and rethink. Students can volunteer for existing programs and activities or create their own.

The Master Recycler training course includes 35 hours of instruction: nine Tuesday evening classes and three Saturday morning field trips to area solid waste and recycling sites. Instructors are experts in solid waste management, waste prevention, reuse, and recycling from the many local businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations that make up this thriving part of our economy.

Courses are offered in the Eugene/Springfield twice each year. A course will also be held in one rural town each year.

Spring class begins April 1, 2014 in Florence - Application and Pre-Training Quesitonnaire



Fall class begins September 9, 2014 in Glenwood - Application and Pre-Training Questionnaire 



Lane County Master Recyclers learn about
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 Solid waste in Lane County   The recycling process
 Collection, transfer, and disposal   Source separation 
 What can be recycled   How recyclables are collected
 Processing   Waste reduction
 Personal impact and consumption   Packaging
 Local waste-based businesses   Business waste prevention
 Tours of local facilities   Event recycling
 Home composting   The life of a compost heap
 Worm composting—vermiculture   Composting systems and bins
 Compost uses   Closing the loop
 Buying recycled   Household hazardous waste
 Electronic waste (e-waste)   Community outreach
 Education and motivation            Developing an outreach plan

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