The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is now accepting applications for the Master Recycler Program of Cuyahoga County.

The lecture and tour series for Cuyahoga County residents,    business representatives and college students offers participants an in-depth study of solid waste management including waste reduction, composting, reuse and recycling.  The nine-week training course begins Thursday, September 20.

Students will receive instruction on the subject of recycling and waste management to enhance their knowledge of the field.  Facility tours are also part of the curriculum.  The program goal is to create advocates that help affect recycling habits at home, at work, and in the community.

Individuals interested in becoming a Master Recycler must apply, be interviewed and accepted to the program.  Applicants must be able to attend the nine-week series this fall, including four tours and five lectures, and complete a volunteering requirement to earn the title of Certified Master Recycler of Cuyahoga County. Program participants have one year to complete the volunteer requirement.

Since the program’s inception in 2013, forty-seven participants have completed all course terms and earned the title of Certified Master Recycler.

To learn more about the Master Recycler Program or to download an application, visit

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is the public agency helping the people of Cuyahoga County reduce, reuse and recycle at home, at work and in their communities. We serve as the leading resource in the County for information, expertise and programs that support sustainable materials management and reduce the environmental impact of waste. Visit or call 216.443.3749 to learn how to recycle in your community and discover other recycling and disposal options.

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