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From: Ellen Rogalin, Clackamas County Department of Transportation & Development, 503-742-4274


Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Registration deadline extended to March 19 for Master Recycler course in Clackamas County

The annual Master Recycler course in Clackamas County starts April 1. The course provides an in-depth, hands-on opportunity to learn about recycling and thoughtful consumption – and then use that knowledge to make an immediate difference in the community.

Master Recyclers provide valuable education to neighbors, community members and coworkers at events, presentations and workplaces. They work on original projects while helping people adopt practices for a healthier, more sustainable community.

Applications are being accepted until noon on March 19 (an extension from the original deadline).

There is a $50 class fee to cover course materials, but limited scholarships are available. For more details or to apply, visit or call 503-545-8976.

The eight-week class, offered only three times a year in the Portland region, meets once a week in the evening and twice on Saturdays for half-day field trips (April 18 and May 9). The spring 2015 session runs for eight consecutive Wednesdays through May 20 at the county Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City.

Participants agree to attend all classes and field trips and, after completing the course, put their skills to work to help others conserve natural resources by volunteering 30 hours of public outreach.

The regional Master Recycler Program is administered by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, and sponsored by Metro, the City of Portland, Clackamas County, Washington County, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and Recycling Advocates.

For more information, media may reach Clackamas County Office of Sustainability Supervisor Eben Polk at 503-742-4470 or


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