RRR: Lane County Offers Master Recycler Training Courses

EUGENE, Ore. – The Lane County Management Division is offering training programs to learn about solid waster issues.

The Master Recycler training course will provide comprehensive training on the sold waste issues by local experts.

Volunteers will tour local facilities and learn why certain things can or cannot be recycled.

The program includes 35 hours of class instruction on Tuesdays and compost demonstrations on Saturdays as well as field trips to the solid waste and recycling sites.

The purpose of the program is to help residents and businesses to reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink waste habits.

“Master recyclers get to hear the whole story and so they get to put all those pieces together and see how the system works as a whole and when you’re armed with that kind of knowledge you can innovate and make improvements and find ways to help us do even better,” Kelly Bell, Master Recycler Coordinator for Lane County.

The program is free for residents who volunteer 30 hours to educate and assist their communities in the year following the training. Those who do not wish to volunteer can still participate for a fee.

The program begins in the Eugene and Springfield area on September 13 and in Florence on January of 2017.

To learn more about the program or to apply click here.

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