Master Recycler Program

Learn. Inspire. Make a difference.

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 includes 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 Recycling Ambassadors networking, sharing knowledge and making a difference in the community.

Class dates are below.

Aug 6

Aug 13

Aug 20 (No Class)

Aug 27

Sep 3 (No Class)

Sep 7 (Service project)

Sep 10

Sep 14 (Canton Recycle Center Tour)

Sep 17 (No Class)

Sep 24 

Classes will be typically 6pm -8:30pm unless a field trip is scheduled. All students will know well in advance of the time expectations on those Saturdays.

Program goals

Program Requirements


Master Recycler Application

Section 1

I give the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District permission to photograph and/or videotape myself for public relations and/or marketing purposes. Photos will remain archived at the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District and can be used for promotional purposes without notification.

Section 2

Section 3

I have read the STW Recycling District’s Master Recycler Program requirements and I understand and agree to the participant requirements needed to complete the program and receive a completion certificate.

*Participants may be requested to complete a Hold Harmless Form, Volunteer Authorization Form and a Background check to be considered for future volunteer opportunities with the District.