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This regional hands-on course to be held in Clackamas County later this spring

PMG FILE PHOTO - Registration for the master recycling course closes Wednesday, March 4 at noon.People concerned with recycling, natural resources and a healthier environment should register for the regional master recycling course that will be held this spring in Clackamas County.

This class gives people a hands-on opportunity to learn about recycling and waste reduction as well as the knowledge to make an immediate positive difference in the community.

The class meets once a week in the evening and twice on Saturdays for half-day trips. The spring session starts April 1 and will meet on eight Wednesdays at Clackamas County's Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City.

The course includes instruction in topics such as recycling processes, composting, alternatives to hazardous household products, thoughtful consumption and green building. It is a blend of presentations by professionals in the field, peer group discussion and project development.

Participants agree to attend all classes and field trips. After completing the course, they are able to put their skills to work to help others conserve natural resources by volunteering 30 hours of public outreach. Master Recyclers work at information booths at community events, provide presentations to the community, work on original projects and inspire their neighbors and coworkers to reuse and recycle.

The class fee is $50 and covers course materials. There are limited scholarships available. For more details and to apply, go online to masterrecycler.org. Registration closes Wednesday, March 4 at noon. For additional information, contact Stacy Ludington at 503-742-4463 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The regional Master Recycler Program is administered by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and sponsored by Metro, the City of Portland, Clackamas County, Washington County, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and recycling advocates.


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