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Class Description

Would you like to learn all about waste reduction, reuse, and recycling to create change in your community? Republic Services of Corvallis and OSU Campus Recycling sponsor the Master Recycler Class, a nine-week program that explores waste reduction, reuse opportunities, landfill science, recycling, composting, hazardous waste, community sustainability and taking action.

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 educating and engaging others, within one year of course completion. Volunteer opportunities are as varied as staffing a booth at local events, leading recycling workshops, volunteering with local reuse agencies and more.

Class space is limited. Course materials can be found on the Course Documents page.

Class Schedule

The 2021 class schedule:

  • 9 required, virtual classes at 6:00-8:00 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 27 - Nov. 15 and Nov. 29 (no class Nov. 22 during Thanksgiving week) on Zoom
  • 2 required, in-person tours:
    • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 23, from the Corvallis Republic Services office
    • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Nov. 13, on the OSU campus
  • 1 optional, in-person tour on a weekday (date and time to be determined)

This course aims to give participants a similar experience to those who have taken the course in-person, which includes opportunities to have discussion with other class participants and lively Q & A with speakers and course facilitators. This cannot be accomplished through a self-paced, online course. Therefore, attendance at all of the sessions above is required except for the one optional tour.

A course syllabus can be found on the Course Documents page.

Are you new to the Zoom app?

We will host an optional Intro to Zoom Session prior to our first class night (starting 5:30 pm on Sept. 27) to teach you all the basics and get you comfortable using the program! After your registration is confirmed and prior to the first class, please download the free app to your computer or tablet and test it out. If you would like to learn more, see these helpful articles on how to join a test call and how to test your video and/or visit Zoom’s website to learn more tips on how to get started.

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

Kenny Larson, 541-286-3331
Municipal Administrator/Education & Outreach, Republic Services