Enroll Now to Become a Master Recycler

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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

Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling Program and the City of Portland Master Recycler Program are offering an eight-week Master Recycling course.

Training will take place at the Washington Street Conference Center, 225 S. First Avenue in downtown Hillsboro, every Wednesday from January 8 to February 26, 6:30 p.m.-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.

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. Apply now through December 15 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