Master Recycler Composter Eastside
Become an expert at recycling, backyard composting, sustainable gardening and environmental stewardship! Join a select team of Eastside residents and share what you learn to empower friends and neighbors to reduce waste, protect the environment and fight climate change through everyday actions.
Master Recycler Composter (MRC) Eastside participants receive 28 hours of education including classroom learning, field trips and hands-on practice in:
- composting food and yard waste using a variety of techniques
- the ins and outs of curbside recycling
- soil science and environmental stewardship
- water conservation and storm water management
- sustainable gardening and natural yard care
Take Your Learning to the Next Level
Community outreach and education is an essential component of the MRC Eastside program and a powerful form of environmental action! After completing the course, graduates deepen their knowledge by completing 35 hours of volunteer service through outreach and community workshops, waste-stream auditing, sustainability stewardship at local institutions, and other community sustainability projects.
The training is a four week, in-depth educational experience with four weeknight evening and four Saturday sessions.
- Four Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. on April 6, 13, 20 and 27
- Four Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on April 9, 16, 23 and 30
Participants must live in King County (outside of Seattle) or Snohomish County. If you live in Seattle, check out the Master Composter/Soil Builder program. Residents of South King County may also be interested in the King County Master Recycler Composter program.
Attend an upcoming volunteer orientation to learn more about Seattle Tilth's composting and recycling volunteer programs in Seattle and King County.
The application period for the 2016 program is now closed. Please check back in January 2017 for an announcement about the 2017 training program.