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Would you like to learn all about waste reduction, reuse, and recycling to help spread change in your community? Republic Services of Corvallis and OSU Campus Recycling sponsor the Master Recycler Class, a ten-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, and volunteering with local reuse agencies.

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

Class Schedule

The 2020 class will be hosted virtually on Zoom, rather than in-person, on these dates:

  • 10 classes on Mondays at 6:00-8:00 pm, Sept. 28 - Nov. 16 and Nov. 30 - Dec. 7 (no class Nov. 23 during Thanksgiving week)
  • 2 Q & A sessions on Thursdays at 6:00-7:00 pm, Oct. 22 and Nov. 19 only (to discuss virtual tours)

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 the sessions above is required.

A syllabus 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

Tino Barreras, 541-286-3331
Municipal Administrator/Education & Outreach, Republic Services