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Community leaders in waste reduction

Become a Master Composter Recycler

Master Composter Recyclers help Edmontonians adopt habits that reduce waste.

  • Complete 40 hours of free training
    view the 2018 training schedule
  • Learn about recycling, composting and waste reduction in Edmonton
  • Tour the Edmonton Waste Management Centre
  • Meet other like-minded Edmontonians
  • Volunteer at least 35 hours
  • Teach friends and neighbours how to reduce waste

Application Deadline: February 2, 2018

Become a Master Composter Recycler

Who should apply?

Master Composter Recyclers are skilled volunteers. They help friends, neighbours and coworkers to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost.

What makes a successful Master Composter Recycler?

  • Passionate about waste reduction and sustainability
  • Motivated to teach others to reduce waste
  • Good at connecting with people
  • Reliable volunteer who takes initiative

Eligibility requirements

  • Will volunteer at least 35 hours within one year of training
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Resident of Edmonton
  • Able to attend all training classes (view the 2018 training schedule)
  • Legally allowed to volunteer in Canada
  • Competent in English and basic computer skills
  • Note: A Police Information Check is required for this role
What is involved in the training?

The Master Composter Recycler program is a "learn and serve" volunteer program. It includes both training and volunteer experience.

Volunteers complete 40 hours of training over 10 classes from March to May. There is one follow-up class in September. Training includes classroom sessions, facility tours and hands-on activities. Participants are expected to attend all 11 classes.

See the 2018 training schedule

Volunteers learn all about waste in Edmonton, with a focus on waste reduction. They learn about the City's waste system and how to effectively encourage others to adopt sustainable waste habits.

The program accepts new volunteers once per year.
Application Deadline: February 2, 2018.

How do Master Composter Recyclers volunteer?

Master Composter Recyclers are self-directed volunteers. They complete at least 35 hours of volunteering within one year of their training.

There are many volunteer activites to fit the skills, interests, and availability of each volunteer. Each activity encourages Edmontonians to reduce waste.

  • Host a display at a community event
  • Write an article for a newsletter
  • Start worm composting at work
  • Post about recycling on social media
  • Show a friend what can be recycled
  • Organize a chat with neighbours or coworkers

For More Information

Rodney Al

Title Program Coordinator



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