Master Composter/Recycler

MCRs Sifting CompostInspiring a greener future by sharing knowledge

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.

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

We offer Clark County residents new and used composting equipment for sale at a reduced cost. We also accept donations of used composting equipment.  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

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12208 SE Evergreen Hwy
Vancouver, WA 98683

Tel. 360.882.0936
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