Deadline to Become a Master Recycler Approaches

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Sponsored by: Health and Human Services Department, Solid Waste & Recycling (SW&R) Division

The deadline to apply for the next Master Recycler training offered by Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling and the City of Portland Master Recycler programs is Wednesday, December 18 at 12:00 p.m.
Master Recycler
This is a popular course. To ensure a positive learning experience and adequate support for volunteers, class size is limited to 30 people. All applicants will receive notification of their status in the class and next steps.

Attendees will learn about recycling and waste prevention topics, including thoughtful consumption, recycling markets and processes, hazardous household products, composting, green building and deconstruction. The course is a blend of professional presentations, peer group discussion and project development.

Training will take place at the Washington Street Conference Center, 225 South First Avenue in downtown Hillsboro, every Wednesday from January 8 to February 26, 6:30-9:30 p.m. There are also two half-day Saturday field trips on January 11 and February 15, from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

To become a Master Recycler, participants must attend all sessions and then volunteer at least 30 hours, sharing what they learned with neighbors, coworkers and the community.

Tuition is $50. Apply now through December 18 at

Media Contact:

Wendy Gordon, Communications Coordinator/PIO