Master Recycler Class

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Description

Republic Services of Corvallis and OSU Campus Recycling sponsor the Master Recycler Class, an eight-week program that covers all aspects of waste reduction.

This non-credit class is free to residents of Linn and Benton County who agree to “pay back” what they learned by completing 30 hours of volunteer service within one year of course completion. Volunteer opportunities are as varied as staffing a booth at local events, leading recycling workshops, and volunteering with local reuse agencies. Class space is limited.

2018 Class Schedule

The 2018 class will be held on these dates on the OSU campus:

  • 8 required classes on Tuesday nights, January 9 through February 27 at 6:15 - 9:00 pm
  • 2 required Saturday field trips (January 20, 9 am - 12:30 pm and February 17, 9 am - 1 pm)
  • 1 optional weekday field trip (Thursday, February 1, 8 am - 3 pm)

Course materials from last year can be found on the Course Documents page.

Photos from Previous Years

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Master Recyclers at our recycling sorting facility     Master Recyclers tour our landfill

For More Information:

Andrea Norris, 541-737-5398
Marketing & Development Coordinator, OSU Campus Recycling

Rachel Snyder, 541-286-3331
Recycling Outreach & Education Coordinator, Republic Services of Corvallis

Master Recycler Class Documents

Syllabus

2017 Class Materials

Please complete readings and reflections prior to each class. Presentations will be posted as they become available.

January 10 - Course Overview and Landfill

January 17 - Composting and Vermicomposting

Saturday, January 21 - Field Trip: Landfill & PRC (Required)

  • Meet at the Corvallis Republic Services main parking lot (view on Google Maps) at 9:00 am. We will be back by 12:30 pm.

January 24 - Waste Reduction and Reuse

January 31 - Recycling: Curbside Collection

Wednesday, February 1 - Field Trip: MRF and Glass to Glass (Optional)

  • Meet at the Corvallis Republic Services main parking lot (view on Google Maps) at 8:00 am. We will be back by 3:00 pm.

February 7 - Recycling: Special Materials

Saturday, February 11 - Field Trip: OSU and First Alternative Co-op Sustainability (Required)

February 14 - Household Hazardous Waste

February 21 - Community Sustainability

February 28 - Pay Back Plans and Potluck

Other

List of questions asked in class (and their answers)

 

If you have trouble downloading files, please contact Andrea Norris.

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Master Recycler Course Application

Please fill out this form to apply to be in the next Master Recycler Program of Linn & Benton Counties. Press "submit" when finished and your submission will be emailed to course coordinators and to the email address you enter. Thank you for your interest!
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