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Master Recycler Program

Learn. Inspire. Make a difference.

2019 Course Dates

September 4th- Introduction to Landfills & Solid Waste History

September 11th- Kimble Material Transfer Station (MRF) Tour

September 14th- Kimble Landfill Tour

September 18th- Canton Recycle Station: E-Waste & Household Hazardous Waste Tour

September 25th- Composting

October 2nd- Water Treatment Plant Tour

October 5th- AMD Field Trip

October 9th- Volunteer Opportunities, Water Treatment & Master Recycling Graduation

 2019 applications are open at this time. Program costs $40 per person. Cost defrays the cost of background check, food for each night of class, transportation for tours, and other miscellaneous expenses. Please apply today! Thank you for your interest! 

Program Description

The Master Recycler Program offers recycling enthusiasts an in-depth study of recycling practices on in the grand scale and how it trickles down into our own community.

Learn from innovative leaders about various topics including recycling and landfill facility operations, reuse of local resources, food waste and composting, water quality and litter prevention, alternatives to household hazardous waste (HHW), and electronic waste. 

The program  include tours of local facilities such as the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), landfill, HHW reclamation sites and reuse facilities to better understand how these processes and systems work.

The program works to create advocates for recycling, after gaining in-depth knowledge of the Recycling District’s programs and local establishments, who can apply their expanded knowledge to affect habits at home, at work and in the community. Join the growing community of Master Recyclers networking, sharing knowledge and making a difference in the community.

Program Goals

  • Provide comprehensive training in solid waste management practices and related sustainability issues.
  • Improve overall understanding and participation in Recycling District programs.
  • Empower participants to reduce waste.
  • Culture productive partnerships in the local community.
  • Develop volunteer educators that represent the District and its mission by
  • Provide service learning and volunteer opportunities.

Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older. (The District would consider a 17-year- old if accompanied with a parent or designated guardian.)
  • Must be a resident of Stark, Tuscarawas or Wayne County OR an individual working in a District business/institution OR a student attending college within the District.
  • A course fee is required to cover the cost of food, miscellaneous supplies, transportation. (Financial assistance is available – contact the District office.)
  • Must be willing to volunteer at least 20 hours at various events (farmers markets, festivals, litter clean-ups, etc.) to receive official certification.

Thank you for your interest in the Master Recycler Program. The 2019 class is officially full. Please check back for details about the 2020 class next summer.