Join the Lane County Master Recycler Program Today!
Do you want to learn how to reduce 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 up to 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.
Master Recyclers receive 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.
Enrollment is first come, first served based on the date applications arrive in the office.
NEW! the Master Recycler Program provides its students with the OSU Continuing Education Course, Recycling 101at no charge when you attend the Lane County Master Recycler class/volunteer program.
Upcoming classes held in the Eugene/Springfield area are
April 4 through May 30, 2017
September 12 through November 7, 2017
Submit an application today to be included in the next available Eugene/Springfield class.
Master Recyclers are in rural Lane County! Applications are now being accepted for the FLORENCE Master Recycler class January 8 - March 5, 2019. (Sooner if 20 people sign up by Thanksgiving)
Florence applications are available at Florence and Swisshome transfers stations or you can download the Florence application here.
Lane County Recyclers learn about:
|Solid waste in Lane County
||The recycling process
|Collection, transfer, and disposal
|What can be recycled
||How recyclables are collected
|Personal impact and consumption
|Local waste-based businesses
||Business waste prevention
|Tours of local facilities
||The life of a compost heap
||Composting systems and bins
||Closing the loop
||Household hazardous waste
|Electronic waste (e-waste)
|Education and motivation
||Developing an outreach plan