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Master Recycler Class

The Master Recycler Class is a service learning program designed to educate participants about recycling and waste reduction in Montgomery County, Ohio. As part of the certification, participants will be required to attend 8 hours of Master Recycling classes and volunteer 20 hours to assist Montgomery County Environmental Services and Five Rivers Metro Parks in engaging the public in recycling activities in the Miami Valley.

Class offered: Once a year (during the winter season)

Class duration: Meet once a week for five (5) weeks. 
For 2019, the program dates are March 6 - April 3.

Cost: $25 to sign up

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Sample class schedule:

Week 1  Overview of Environmental Services and tour of solid waste and recycling facilities
Week 2  Reduce
Week 3 – Reuse (tour of the Montgomery County Material Reuse Facility)
Week 4  Recycle
Week 5 – Environmental Crimes Task Force & Keep Montgomery County Beautiful

Compost Kitchen

Our Compost Kitchen program was created in partnership with Five Rivers Metroparks. This is a comprehensive three-part program designed for the beginner composter. A mix of classroom learning and hands-on activities cover topics such as soil ecology, chemical-free gardening, and household waste management. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a free backyard composting unit.

Class offered: Once a year during the summer season. For 2018, the dates are August 14, 21 & 28.

Class duration: Meet once a week for three (3) weeks

Cost: Free to sign up

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