What is a Master Recycler?

Master Recyclers take an eight-week course on the latest information on sustainable consumption and recycling.  They then share this information to their neighbors in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington Counties. There are more than 1,350 Master Recyclers, volunteering almost 40,000 hours.  

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The Master Recycler Program is administered by:Master Recycler Engages Kids in Recycling Game

The City of Portland
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 7100
Portland, OR 97201


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This program is brought to you by Metro, the City of Portland, Clackamas County, Washington County, the Department of Environmental Quality and Recycling Advocates.

Master Recyclers:

  • Speak to local groups about thoughtful consumption and recycling
  • Create educational resources and displays
  • Staff booths at local events including farmers' markets, neighborhood cleanups, and other local events
  • Design and implement waste reduction plans at home and at work
  • Stay current on solid waste trends through newsletters and follow-up events, and
  • Have FUN while making a difference in the community.

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