Master Recycler program

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NEW: The Sustainable Citizen Project starts soon in early June, so sign up now!  There are two tracks to choose from: an in-person class, and a online class. See below for more information.

Space is limited, so get on the list!

Sustainable Citizen Project

* The online class runs from June 6 to July 27, and runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-3:30 p.m. 

* The in-person class runs from June 7 to July 26 at the Waste Management Division in Glenwood on Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m.

*Both groups will attend tours together.

Class Overview
Optimism, Collaboration and Action are the keystones for a new class offering by Lane County Waste Management Division and the Master Recycler Program. Residents will learn about the highest impact categories and the ‘right now’ solutions to use materials wisely. Participants will focus their efforts on solutions that achieve the greatest beneficial impact.

Objective: Educate, inspire and empower Lane County residents to take prompt action to reduce harm in the highest impact categories as individuals and as part of a group in the areas of personal consumption, workplace practices and governmental policy.

Approach: Facilitated discussion on weekly topics, short videos demonstrating solutions related to the week’s topic, small group collaboration, a few select presenters and tours from folks 'doing the work', outside reading and independent research is expected.

Theme: Food is a major contributor to harmful emissions and an area of significant materials mismanagement. Sustainable Citizens will learn about the problems, the solutions, and begin implementing and documenting changes right away as individuals and as part of a group.

Outcome: Participants demonstrate knowledge of harms associated with high-impact categories and corresponding remedial actions, share findings with each other as well as public officials and business leaders, implement individual and group measures to reduce the wasting of food and one other high-impact category such as transportation, home, land, electricity, materials management and empowering women.

About The Master Recycler Program
Master Recyclers

Over the last year, Lane County Master Recyclers have volunteered over 1,044 hours and shared their waste prevention expertise with over 4,300 people in the community. Every fall and spring, Lane County hosts a free nine-week course for 30 people to learn about the complex systems of waste management and recycling. Want to learn more

Virtual Tour: Welcome to Glenwood Transfer Station

Visit the Glenwood transfer station. Meet some of the staff and learn about all the things that can be recycled here.

2023 Master Recycler Classes

Join us January 10th through March 9th. Class is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Download an application here

Master Recycler Enrollment Application

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