OSU Offers Master Recycler Class: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle… Better!

Are you interested in reducing personal waste, reusing and recycling as much as possible, and generally living more sustainably? Then don’t miss this local opportunity: Allied Waste of Corvallis and Oregon State University Campus Recycling have combined forces to offer an eight-week program that “covers all aspects of waste reduction.” The class is scheduled to run Tuesdays 6:15 – 9 p.m., January 8th through February 26th at OSU. The course will also include two Saturday field trips and one optional Friday trip.

Locally-relevant topics covered during the course will include Composting and Vermiculture, Household Hazardous Waste, Community Sustainability and Green Building, Waste Reduction and Reuse, and more. Audit your own waste practices, discuss the sustainability measures of the Coffin Butte Landfill, learn local recycling methods employed by the First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op and Allied Waste, and gain a better understanding of the best ways to minimize and utilize food waste.

And if you’re worried about affording the class, don’t! It’s offered free to those who are willing to “pay it forward” by using what they learn in 30 hours of related volunteer community service.

Class space is limited, so apply now! For more information, visit http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/opportunities/masterrecycler

by Genevieve Weber