a Master Composter/Recycler!
you can help others understand the importance of reducing, reusing and
recycling, to ensure a sustainable future for our county!
State University Extension trains volunteers who then provide advice
and leadership about resource conservation throughout the county. Volunteers
receive 35 hours of free training. In return, as payment for this training,
each volunteer commits 40 hours of volunteer time involved with educational
outreach projects during that year.
next basic training classes are scheduled to start March 19, 2008, and
will be held at the Whatcom County Extension meeting room, 1000 North
Forest Street, Bellingham.
will be seven classroom sessions held on Wednesday evenings, March 19 - April 30, 2008, 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There will also be five sessions
spent on field trips and hands-on experience. The dates and times for
these events will be announced during the classes.
six classroom sessions covers:
decomposition of organic materials,
fundamentals of composting,
with the help of earthworms,
a worm bin, recycling, and
to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
receive materials and publications to supplement the instructions. At
the end of the training, the trainees will receive a certificate of
qualification and a Master Recycler Composter badge.
maintain demonstration site,
home-composting and recycling presentations,
a booth at the Northwest Washington Fair,
displays for a variety of events,
neighborhoods to set up home composting projects in their own areas.
any other compost/recycling ideas they can think of.
COUNTY MASTER RECYCLER COMPOSTER
County established its first training session in 1990. Since then, many
people have become Master Recycler Composter volunteers providing educational
assistance to the community.
1. To recycle home generated components of the waste stream in the most
efficient and cost effective manner.
2. Reduce illegal disposal and burning of home generated waste.
3. Reduce the home usage of commercial nitrogen fertilizers and thereby
protect water quality.
4.Increase long term commitment to home composting by demonstrating
the most effective home composting designs.
5.Establish a volunteer home composting recycling education program,
utilizing the Washington State University Cooperative Extension "Master"
RECYCLER COMPOSTERS CAN
BE CONTACTED THROUGH
STATE UNIVERSITY / WHATCOM COUNTY EXTENSION
1000 NORTH FOREST STREET
BELLINGHAM WA 98225-5594
Extension programs are available to all without