Master Recycler Composter
King County's Master Recycler Composter (MRC) program is an adult education program that provides a free annual training and tools to help residents reduce waste in their communities. Education efforts such as the MRC program play an important role in helping citizens reduce waste.
The MRC training and volunteer outreach opportunities focus on encouraging food waste prevention at home and residential curbside composting through King County’s Food: Too Good To Waste and Compost More, Waste Less campaigns, respectively.
Training topics include:
The MRC program training is open to all King County adult residents living outside the cities of Seattle and Milton. In exchange for the free training, MRC program graduates commit to volunteer 25 hours for public outreach at community events planned by county employees and an independent project in their community. MRCs volunteer in a variety of settings including tabling at farmer's markets and community festivals and sharing information with coworkers at a lunch presentation or through a workshop with neighbors or friends. Most tabling outreach occurs on weekends and many events will take place in south King County.
The application period for the 2016 program is now closed. Please check this website in January 2017 for an announcement about the 2017 training.
Updated: Mar. 28, 2016