Meet others who are excited about waste reduction and have the chance to inspire others to help reduce waste in Dakota County as a Recycling Ambassador (formerly known as Master Recycler/Composter). Over a 6-week period with one class each week, participants hear presentations from local and regional experts on waste reduction, recycling, composting and solid waste and go on field trips to relevant sites.
Spring 2024, check back for dates.
Be the first to know about the next class. Contact Kirsten Wahlberg at 952-891-7595 or
Participants agree to attend all classes. Although field trips are optional, attending is highly encouraged.
After completing the course, graduates agree to volunteer 30 hours of public outreach. Giving back is what makes the Recycling Ambassador program special. Participants put their skills to work by helping others learn to reduce their waste and create a better environment.
Along with your Recycling Ambassador peers, Dakota County staff is available to help you be successful in your outreach. Resources such as brochures and educational displays are available.
Recycling Ambassadors will be notified of many opportunities to complete their volunteer hours.
Get help from a Recycling Ambassador
If you have a project or event that could use Recycling Ambassador volunteers, contact
Kirsten Wahlberg at 952-891-7595.
Example volunteer opportunities include staffing informational booths at events, monitoring waste stations at festivals and giving presentations.