Become a Master Recycler
Please see Class Registration for more details.
The Master Recycler training provides instruction in topics such as thoughtful consumption, recycling processes, alternatives to hazardous household products, composting, deconstruction and green building. Classes are taught by professionals from the public and private sector who are working on innovative solutions to environmental challenges.
Course graduates agree to volunteer 30 hours putting their skills to work to help others learn the three Rs: reduce the amount of natural resources used, reuse goods and recycle what cannot be salvaged. Master Recyclers volunteer to staff information booths at community events, make presentations, and work on special projects in their neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces.
The upcoming course will be September/October for Multnomah County. Registration is not yet available. For more information or to receive email notification for future registration: 503-823-7530, Master Recycler Program
Is the Master Recycler Program right for me?
The mission of the program is not to offer a training program for sustainability or solid waste and recycling staff, nor is it a certification program for businesses. The best resource for a businesses seeking technical assistance and recognition in the metropolitan region is www.recycleatwork.org
Live in another part of Oregon? There are several other Master Recycler Programs in Oregon:
Douglas County Chris McCullough, 541-440-4350, 1036 SE Douglas #220, Roseburg OR 97470
Jackson County Denise Wolgamott, 541-494-5488, P.O. Box 3187, Central Point OR 97502
Josephine County Katarina Kobor, 541-956-7185, RCC Community Education, 3345 Redwood Hwy, Grants Pass OR 97527
Lane County Kelly Bell, 541-682-4339, Lane County Waste Management, 3100 E 17th Ave, Eugene OR 97403
Linn-Benton County Emily Phillips, 541-928-2551, 1214 SE Montgomery, Albany OR 97322
Marion County Bailey Payne, 503-588-5169 ex 5991, Marion Co. Public Works Env. Serv. 5155 Silverton Rd, Salem OR 97305
Yamhill County Sherry Mathis, 503-434-7445, 525 NE 4th St, McMinville OR 97128