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Master Composter Recyclers are community advocates for waste reduction. These volunteers help Edmontonians reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost.

Program Details

This is a "learn and serve" volunteer program. It includes both training and volunteering in the community.

Master Composter Recyclers (MCRs) are skilled volunteers who influence friends, family, neighbours and coworkers to take specific actions that reduce waste.

Who Should Apply?

A successful Master Composter Recycler is:

  • Passionate about waste reduction and sustainability
  • Motivated to help others reduce waste
  • Engaged in the community
  • A reliable volunteer who takes initiative

What is the Training?

Volunteers complete 40 hours of training over 10 classes from March to May, with one follow-up class in September.

Training includes classroom sessions, facility tours and hands-on activities.

2018 Training Schedule

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
  • Legally allowed to volunteer in Canada
  • Competent in English
  • Basic computer skills
  • Note: A Police Information Check is required for this role

How Do MCRs Volunteer?

Master Composter Recyclers are self-directed volunteers. There are many volunteer activities 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

How To Apply

The program trains new volunteers, once per year. Applications have closed for 2018, but apply today to become a Master Composter Recycler in 2019.

Become a Master Composter Recycler

For More Information

Rodney Al

Title Program Coordinator



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