The course will be held on Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p. m., beginning September 9th and ending October 21st, and will include a Saturday field trip on October 2nd from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Classes will be held at the West University Place Recreation Center, 4210 Bellaire Blvd. Participants who complete certain requirements will receive a Master Recycler Certificate.
Based on similar successful Master Recycler/Composter programs that have taken place in several states, the course covers a wide range of topics from the origins of landfills, the roll of waste pickers, area curbside recycling guidelines, recycling beyond curbside, backyard composting, vermiculture, waste reduction, sustainability, the circular economy and recycling away from home.
The Master Recycler Course will not only provide you with a multitude of resources when recycling in the Houston area, but will prepare you to engage with others, answer questions, initiate recycling efforts and inspire others to reduce, reuse and recycle. To earn your Master Recycler Certificate you will be required to spend twenty hours volunteering as a recycling ambassador, either with a project of your creation or one of the many opportunities suggested in the course.
Registration opens August 13th at a cost of $35 for West U residents and $45 for non-residents. This fee will cover a course T-shirt, badge, refreshments, and transportation for the field trip. To enroll in the course visit the Recreation Center at 4210 Bellaire Blvd., or click HERE. Course # 3061102
For more information about the Master Recycler Course visit, www.westutx.gov/publicworks.