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Register Now for the FREE King County Master Recycler Composter (MRC) training

If you are passionate about reducing waste and want to inspire others, join the dedicated team of King County Master Recycler Composter (MRC) volunteers. This program provides free training and tools to help adult residents reduce waste in their communities. Training topics include:

  • local solid waste stream and management systems
  • acceptable recyclable items, including food scraps and food-soiled paper
  • food waste prevention through smart shopping, storage and preparation
  • solid waste impacts on climate change
  • effective public outreach and education skills.

The MRC program training is open to all King County adult residents living outside the cities of Seattle and Milton. In exchange for the free training, program graduates commit to volunteer 25 hours for public outreach opportunities planned by county staff. MRCs volunteer in diverse environments including tabling at farmer’s markets and community festivals, providing outreach to residents in their own communities to encourage sustained behavior change, or helping their neighborhood school maintain a cafeteria waste sorting station. Most outreach occurs on weekends and many events will take place in south King County.

The 2015 MRC training will be held at the Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E Smith St, Kent, WA 98030 on the following dates:

  • Saturday, April 4, April 11, and April 25 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: mandatory classroom sessions
  • Thursday, April 16 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Optional field trip to a recycling facility and the Cedar Hills Regional landfill

After the training, MRCs are invited to attend free ongoing learning opportunities such as recycling facility field trips and composting workshops.

Applications are due by March 14, 2015!

For more information, visit http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/mrc/index.asp links to external site