Class Application


Tour local recycling and compost facilities!

Course structure
This popular course consists of eight weeknight classes and two Saturday field trips. Instruction includes topics such as thoughtful consumption, recycling markets and processes, hazardous household products, composting, green building and deconstruction. The course is a blend of presentations by professionals in the field, peer group discussion, volunteer training and project development.

Registration for the September/October 2015 Washington County course is OPEN. The course will also be offered in Multnomah County in January/February 2016 and Clackamas County in April/May 2016.

To Become Certified

Participants agree to attend all classes and field trips. After completing the course, graduates agree to volunteer 30 hours of public outreach.  

It's what makes the Master Recycler Program so special: participants put their skills to work by helping others learn the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Master Recyclers staff information booths at community events, provide presentations, and work on personal projects. They also work to inspire their own neighbors and co-workers.

Attendance at all classes and tours and an agreement to complete the 30 volunteer hours is required to be considered for the Master Recycler Certification.


Course details:

WHAT: Washington County 8-week spring course and 30 hour volunteer program.

WHEN: Eight consecutive Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. starting on September 9 and two Saturdays from 8 am to 2 pm on September 19 and October 17.

WHERE: Hosted by Washington County at Washington Street Center 225 S. First Avenue, Hillsboro

COST: $50 fee to cover course materials. Limited scholarships are available.

APPLICATION: Deadline for Applications is Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 12 pm. This is a popular course. To ensure a positive learning experience and adequate support for volunteers, class size is limited to 30 people. Applications will all be received up to the deadline and then 30 people will be select on a weighted lottery. All applicants will receive notification of their status in the class and next steps.


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