Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Deadline extended for spring recycling course

The deadline for applications for the spring 2012 Clackamas County recycling course has been extended to Tuesday, March 13, at noon. The eight-week course includes two field trips and instruction in topics such as thoughtful consumption, recycling processes, alternatives to hazardous household products, composting and deconstruction and green building. The course is a blend of presentations by professionals in the field, peer group discussion and project development.

Participants agree to attend all classes and field trips. After completing the course, graduates put their skills to work to help others learn the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. It's what makes the Master Recycler Program so special: Participants agree to volunteer 30 hours of public outreach. Master Recyclers staff information booths at community events, provide presentations, and work on personal projects.
Attendance at all 10 classes and tours and an agreement to complete the 30 volunteer hours are required to be considered for the Master Recycler Certification.

Eight Wednesdays 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and two Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m..  Dates include March 28, April 4, 7, 11, 18 and 25, May 2, 5, 9 and 16. The class will be offered at the Clackamas County offices (150 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City). The cost is $50.

To ensure a positive learning experience and adequate support for volunteers, class size is limited to 30 people. Applications will all be received, and 30 people will be selected on a weighted lottery. 

For more information, visit www.masterrecycler.org for details and to apply.