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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?

Successful Master Composter Recyclers are:

  • Passionate about waste reduction and sustainability
  • Engaged in the community
  • Reliable volunteers who take initiative
  • Inspiring others to make personal changes that reduce waste

What is the Training?

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

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

2021 Training Schedule

Eligibility Requirements

  • Will volunteer at least 35 hours within one year of training
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Resident of Edmonton
  • Will attend all training classes
  • Competent in English
  • Have 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.

  • Chat with a neighbour about Eco Stations
  • Post about recycling on social media
  • Show a friend what should be recycled
  • Host a display at a community event
  • Write an article for a newsletter
  • Start worm composting at work
  • Organize a discussion with coworkers

How To Apply

The program trains new volunteers, once per year.
Application deadline for 2021 MCR Training: December 18, 2020. 

Applicants will be contacted with the next training schedule.

Become a Master Composter Recycler

For More Information

Rodney Al

Title Program Coordinator



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