Enrollment Open for Master Recycling Class

For Immediate Release: Monday, July 14, 2014

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

The Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling Program and the City of Portland Master Recycler Program are offering an eight-week Master Recycling course.
master recycler in action
Training will take place at the Washington Street Conference Center, 225 S. First Avenue in downtown Hillsboro, every Wednesday from September 10 to October 29, 6:30-9 p.m. There are also two half-day Saturday field trips on September 20 and October 18, from 8 a.m. - 2 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.

Instruction topics include 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.

Tuition is $50. Scholarships are available. Apply now through August 14 at www.MasterRecycler.org.

For more information, visit www.MasterRecycler.org, call 503-545-8976 or email masterrecycler@portlandoregon.gov.

Media Contact:

Wendy Gordon, Communications Coordinator/PIO