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(541) 682-2059 
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Kelly Bell

Lane County Waste Management Division

3100 E 17th Ave

Eugene, OR 97403


Did you know...
Lane County Master Recycler Volunteers provide more than 2000 hours of waste prevention education to residents, businesses and events each year.


Master Recycler Resources:

click here for class, library and supplies


Waste Audit resources: 

Weight -to-Volume Conversion, EPA

Weight/Volume calculating worksheet, CURC

Calculating Waste Audit form

Waste Audit Presentation how-to, Marion Co.

NEW! This ONLINE Certificate class is noncredit, self paced and low cost. This statewide effort has resulted in a comprehensive in depth look at waste and recycilng in OREGON. It is designed to give citizens a broad understanding of what is recyclable and why; give businesses and local goverments a tranining option for sustainability goals, and career seekers an introduction to this growing industry. Click here  for more information.
You can order a single subject course,  or the all-in-one certificate course to learn what Master Recyclers learn.

Master Recycler Program 

Join the Lane County Master Recycler Program Today!

Click here to see the
Master Recycler Program Brochure   

Do you want to learn how to reduce your waste, conserve natural resources, motivate others to change their habits, and make a difference in your community? If so, you should join the Lane County Master Recycler Program.

Lane County Waste Management Division offers three training courses each year that provide comprehensive training in solid waste prevention, reuse, recycling, and compost education. In return for the 30+ hours of training, students are expected to provide 30 hours of volunteer outreach in the community—teaching fellow Lane County citizens how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and rethink. Students can volunteer for existing programs and activities or create their own.

The Master Recycler training course includes 35 hours of instruction: nine Tuesday evening classes and three Saturday morning field trips to area solid waste and recycling sites. Instructors are experts in solid waste management, waste prevention, reuse, and recycling from the many local businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations that make up this thriving part of our economy.

Courses are offered in Lane County 2 or 3 times per year. The next classes held in the Eugene Springfield area are September 9-November 3, 2015 and April 5-May 31, 2016. Enrollment is first come, first served based on the date applications arrive in the office.

Submit an application today to be included in the next available class.

Lane County Recyclers learn about

 Solid waste in Lane County   The recycling process
 Collection, transfer, and disposal   Source separation 
 What can be recycled   How recyclables are collected
 Processing   Waste reduction
 Personal impact and consumption   Packaging
 Local waste-based businesses   Business waste prevention
 Tours of local facilities   Event recycling
 Home composting   The life of a compost heap
 Worm composting—vermiculture   Composting systems and bins
 Compost uses   Closing the loop
 Buying recycled   Household hazardous waste
 Electronic waste (e-waste)   Community outreach
 Education and motivation            Developing an outreach plan

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The Master Recycler News


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