Annual Composter Recycler volunteer training series begins in February

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Clark County’s Composter Recycler program is offering a free, seven-week series to train a new cohort of volunteers. The training will prepare volunteers to be sustainability ambassadors in the community and experts in composting techniques, recycling, food-waste reduction, green cleaning and other sustainable living habits.

Composter Recycler volunteers share information with the community about composting, diverting food waste from the landfill, recycling materials correctly, and creating healthier homes by reducing household hazardous waste at outreach events throughout the year.

To join the 2023 cohort and apply to be a Composter Recycler volunteer, visit the Composter Recycler website. Applicants will be contacted by email to confirm participation.

The virtual classes will be held via Zoom and are scheduled for 7-8:30 pm Wednesdays, beginning in February. Here are the training dates and topics:

  • Feb. 1: Backyard Composting
  • Feb. 8: Red Worm Composting
  • Feb. 15: Other Composting Techniques
  • Feb. 22: Composting Science
  • March 1: Low Waste Living / Green Cleaning
  • March 8: Recycling Done Right
  • March 15: Tips, Tricks and Techniques to Prevent Food Waste

In addition to the virtual classes, the training will include two in-person events – a tour of a transfer station and a hands-on composting field training – and weekly actionable homework assignments so volunteers can move towards a low-waste lifestyle. For example, participants will be asked to complete an inventory of their fridge, freezer and pantry, and reflect on how they can prevent food waste in the first place.

The Composter Recycler program educates the community about easy ways to reduce waste, prevent contamination in recycling and create healthier, greener homes. For more information about the program, visit the website, call 564.397.7333 or email