Master Recycler

Become a Master Recycler

Join fellow waste reduction enthusiasts and become an advocate for the three Rs in your community as a Flagstaff Master Recycler.

Master Recyclers are trained on waste prevention and composting through an extensive eight week course that features industry experts and field trips to local waste processing and recycling facilities.

Once the training is complete, participants commit to volunteer activities include staffing booths at events, or help with community projects like Fix-it Clinics, event recycling, and green teams at work.

You can find more information on the program and how to get involved on our Master Recycler website.


Learn from the Experts

Join 30 recycling enthusiasts in an extensive eight-week course that features lessons from industry experts and tours of local waste and recycling facilities. You'll learn about:

  • Backyard composting
  • Event and public space recycling
  • Fixing and reusing
  • Food waste prevention
  • Residential recycling and waste hauling programs
  • The sharing community
  • Sustainable behavior change theory
  • Toxics reduction

Classes are taught by professionals from the public and private sector who are working on innovative solutions to environmental challenges.

Course graduates agree to volunteer 30 hours putting their skills to work to help others learn the three Rs: reduce the amount of natural resources used, reuse material, and recycle what cannot be salvaged.

Course Schedule

The details for the upcoming course are still being determined, but will take place during February and March of 2018.


The course costs $50 and includes all course materials. A discounted price of $30 is offered to NAU, CCC, and local high school students. Partial and full scholarships are also available through no extra application.


The course is offered each year during February and March. Notices for locations, dates and the application process will be announced before each course. When opened, registration will take place through the Master Recycler website.

To receive notification of future courses, please email us.

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