The average American throws away @4.5 lbs. of “good stuff” each day. Across our nation, over 165 million tons of potentially usable material is landfilled each year. This represents a large cost both economically and environmentally. Why throw good things away!? Diverting valuable materials back into the production and raw materials stream can save money, create jobs, and foster a healthier environment.
The Master Composter/Recycler Program educates the community about easy ways to reduce waste, recycle more, and re-think and revise our impact on natural resources.
Our trained Master Composter/Recyclers are sustainability ambassadors. They host backyard composting workshops, attend community events with a booth chock-full of composting and recycling how-to information, teach wormshops, operate composting demonstration sites, and share their knowledge with neighbors and community groups.
The Master Composter/Recycler Program is located at the Columbia Springs campus at 12602 SE Evergreen Highway in Vancouver, WA. The program is funded by Clark County Department of Environmental Services.
Sustainability Education and Outreach Internship
The Sustainability Outreach and Education Intern will be responsible for assisting the Master Composter/Recycler Program Coordinator in delivering high quality sustainability education to the Clark County community during the spring of 2014. Learn more.
Upcoming Classes and Workshops
A rind is a terrible thing to waste! Learn how to compost or vermicompost at a Master Composter/Recycler workshop. Learn more.
Become a Master Composter/Recycler
If composting and recycling fascinate you, and you want to help make a greener future and be part of a great community, consider becoming a “green ambassador” through the annual Master Composter/Recycler training. Learn more.
Visit a Composting Demonstration Site
The Master Composter/Recycler program operates two composting demonstration sites in Clark County where visitors can view different bins and systems and see compost being made. Learn more.
Purchase compost equipment
Compost – It Makes Sense and Saves Cents! Compost your kitchen scraps and yard debris to enrich your garden, save money and reduce greenhouse gasses. We offer Clark County residents composting equipment for sale at a reduced cost. Learn more.
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For more information on the Master Composter/Recycler program at Columbia Springs, please call (360) 882-0936 ext. 224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.