Thank you for committing to helping others in Dakota County reduce waste and recycle more.
Master Recycler/Composters help educate the public about waste prevention, recycling and composting. Choose an independent project and/or attend opportunities that you hear about through the program to complete your 30 hours of payback.
Payback activities must:
- Be located in Dakota County unless otherwise approved by program coordinator
- Implement a system or program that diverts materials from the waste stream
provide one-on-one education to residents or businesses
Tracking volunteer time provides an official record of progress toward your 30-hour volunteer time commitment and helps us recognize the benefits of the Master Recycler/Composter program.
Report hours through the Dakota County Volunteer Management System. You can also track your hours to-date in your profile on this site.
Learn How to Add Your Hours
Please contact Garrett Zaffke with any issues with the online system.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Contact the person listed to volunteer or sign-up online if that is an option.
Fixers, sewers and general volunteers needed.
- Dec. 8, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. - Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 401 Concord St., St. Paul
Sign up online or contact Joe Gellman, 612-867-6524
Become a ReUSE Ambassador
ReUSE MN is building a team of volunteer ambassadors to help us spread the power of reuse to organizations and individuals throughout the state. If the volunteer activity is in Dakota County, you can count it for MRC hours. Feel free to also volunteer for activities outside the count just for fun.
New Year's Eve Party at Lebanon Hills – Dec. 31
Lebanon Hills Visitors Center, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan
Volunteers get a free meal.
Green Squad, 5 – 8 p.m., This is a low-waste event! Help attendees to sort their recycling and organics. Sign-up online.
Holiday Lights Collector, 4:30–7 p.m., Help collect holiday string lights from event attendees. Sign-up online.
Garrett Zaffke, 651-438-4635.
Farmington Community EXPO – Jan. 26, 9 a.m.-noon
Farmington High School, 20655 Flagstaff Ave., Farmington
Staff an information table about recycling or organics.
Lena Larson, 651-280-6905.
Local Solid Waste Staff
Presentations with scripts available upon request.
- Recycling 101
- Recycling Mythbusters
- Lazy Guide to Composting
- Reduce Chemicals at Home
Jenny Kedward, Environmental Specialist