Become a Master Recylcer/Composter and Give Garbage the Boot!


Cause Areas


Fri Aug 26, 2016 - Tue Oct 04, 2016


Dakota County Western Service Center14955 Galaxie AvenueApple Valley, MN 55124


Fall Registration

Deadline for applications is October 4th. To ensure a positive learning experience and adequate support for volunteers, class size is limited to 30 people on a first-come, first-serve basis. All applicants will receive notification of their status in the class and next steps.

Course overview
The program consists of six mandatory weeknight classes and two optional field trips. Each class will bring in local and regional leaders to discuss topics such as thoughtful consumption, recycling and waste history, hazardous household products, organic waste diversion, and how to inspire others to change their behavior. The course is a blend of presentations by professionals in the field, hands-on demonstrations and project development with peers.

Duties and responsibilities vary with volunteer activity. Overall, every Master Recycler represents Dakota County and should show up on time and leave when expected; be courteous and helpful; and, follow-up with event coordinators if needed.

Minimum qualifications/training: You must be 18 or over to complete the class. Participants must complete the 6-week Master Recycler/Composter class before volunteering.

Minimum time commitment: 18+ hours of coursework and 30 hours after course is completed

Work site: The class will be inside at one location throughout the course. Field trips are at recycling and waste facilities. Volunteering after course varies with activity. Past locations include outdoor events, inside manning a booth, in a classroom, presenting to a group, researching at home.


Environmental Resources Department

Jenny Kedward



  • Program Management
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 18+ hours of coursework and 30 hours after course
  • Must attend classes and training
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