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Posted on: December 16, 2022

Recycling & Composting Learning Opportunities


Master Recycler Course

WHEN: January 19 - March 9 
Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Will include an optional field trip opportunity. 

WHERE: West University Place Recreation Center, 4210 Bellaire Blvd. 

Participants who complete certain requirements will receive a Master Recycler Certificate. Based on similar successful Master Recycler/Composter programs that have taken place in several states, the course covers a wide range of topics from the origins of landfills, the roll of waste pickers, area curbside recycling guidelines, recycling beyond curbside, backyard composting, vermiculture, waste reduction, sustainability, the circular economy and recycling away from home.

The Master Recycler Course will not only provide you with a multitude of resources when recycling in the Houston area, but will prepare you to engage with others, answer questions, initiate recycling efforts and inspire others to reduce, reuse and recycle. To earn your Master Recycler Certificate you will be required to spend twenty hours volunteering as a recycling ambassador, either with a project of your creation or one of the many opportunities suggested in the course.

Registration is open now at a cost of $35 for West U residents and $45 for non-residents. 

This fee will cover a course T-shirt, badge, refreshments, and transportation for the field trip. 

To enroll in the course visit, 

In addition to the Master Recycle Course, there are two other learning opportunities available: 

Curbside Recycling Course 

A 2-hour workshop focused on the Do’s & Don’ts of curbside recycling. 

WHEN: January 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: West University Place Recreation Center, 4210 Bellaire Blvd. 

Backyard Composting Course 

A 2-hour workshop focused on the how, what, when, where and who of backyard composting.

WHEN: Thursday, February 16 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. or Saturday, February 18, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

WHERE: West University Place Recreation Center, 4210 Bellaire Blvd. 

These two courses are available FREE to the public. To enroll visit, 

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