Master Recycler program

Sustainable Citizen Project

Next Sustainable Citizen Project starts May 1

Enrollment is now open for the 2024 Sustainable Citizen Project. The new “Sustainable Citizen Project”—running from May 1 to June 27—will teach program participants the highest-impact categories and the ‘right-now’ solutions to address the climate crisis, including actions to transform personal consumption, workplace practices, and governmental policy. Topics covered will include reducing wasted food, transportation, sustainability at home, land management, electricity, materials management, and empowering women. Sustainable Citizen Project

Classes will be offered in-person and online. 

“Optimism, collaboration, and action are the keystones of this new class,” said Kelly Bell, the Master Recycler Program’s program coordinator. “Successful participants will demonstrate knowledge of harms associated with high-impact categories and corresponding actions they can take to make improvements. And perhaps most importantly, they will share findings with each other, public officials, and business leaders while implementing individual and group responses.”


  • Online class meets twice weekly: May 7 to June 27, on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to Noon and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (18 x 1.5-hour sessions)

  • In-person class meets once weekly: May 1 to June 26 at the Waste Management Division Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (9 x 3-hour sessions)

  • The online group and in-person groups attend tours together.

Contact Kelly Bell at [email protected] or (541) 682-2059 for more information or to enroll.

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.

Master Recycler Enrollment Application

Master Recycler Waste-Free Gift Guide

Master Recycler Brochure