Registration for the summer Master Recycler/Composter Class is now open!

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Hello! You are receiving this email because you expressed interest in the Master Recycler/Composter training.

The application for the summer class is now open!

Summer 2022 course schedule

Dates: Wednesdays from May 18 through June 22.

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: Free!

Apply now!

The application is open now and will close at 11:59 p.m. on May 6, 2022. Applicants will be notified whether they are accepted into the class by the end of the day on May 11, 2022.

To apply, please complete the following application: Application - Summer 2022 Master Recycler/Composter class

Registration policy and commitment

Before applying, please ensure that you meet the following requirements:

  • You are 18 years of age or older
  • You live and/or work within Hennepin County
  • You are available for all six class sessions
  • You can commit to 30 hours of volunteering after the class completes
  • You have access to internet and a computer or similar device to attend class virtually

Participants agree to attend all six class dates and to dedicate approximately one hour per week of independent study outside of class. Any field trips are optional but highly encouraged.

Participants commit to volunteer 30-hours of public outreach after graduating from the class. When the 30-hour commitment is fulfilled, participants are considered certified master recycler/composters and are encouraged to continue their volunteer service.

Click here to learn more about the Master Recycler/Composter program.

Please reach out to if you have any questions. We are so excited to meet our new class of MRC volunteers.

Thank you!

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Share your ideas for a zero-waste future

We want to hear from you! Participate in developing Hennepin County’s Zero Waste Plan by telling us about your experiences in recycling, composting and ideas to reduce waste on our new engagement site. Residents who register on the website can engage with other community members, post ideas, and stay informed as the plan progresses.

Zero waste plan engagement

Our vision for zero waste

Hennepin County’s zero-waste vision is a system where all materials are designed to become resources for others to use. Our definition of zero waste is preventing 90% or more of all discarded materials from being landfilled or incinerated.

About the Zero Waste Plan

The Zero Waste Plan will complement the county’s newly adopted Climate Action Plan and provide the foundation for the 2024 Solid Waste Management Master Plan. A draft of the Zero Waste Plan will be presented to the county board in November 2022. For more information, contact Carolyn Collopy at

Sharing the engagement site

Please promote the engagement site to your family, friends, and your community. You can share this article with them, promote organically through your own words, or share posts from our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).

Share your ideas today!

Contact us

Kaitlin Steinberg, Master Recycler/Composter Coordinator


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