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Master Recycler/Composter
Mastering the art of recycling

Dakota County is offering Master Recycler/Composter classes to provide instruction on waste prevention, recycling and composting.

Classes will be held from 6–9 p.m. Wednesdays, April 6–May 11, at the Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. Two additional field trips will be provided outside of class time.

Individuals who live or work in Dakota County are eligible. Cost is $30 and covers course materials and optional field trip transportation.

The class creates a volunteer pool of knowledgeable residents who inspire and teach others in the community to reduce waste and recycle more at home and work. Participants meet once per week for three hours over a 6-week period. Participants will gain education from experts, receive a handbook, engage in hands-on demonstrations and go on field trips to relevant sites.

Once classes are complete, participants volunteer 30 hours putting their skills to work to help others in the community learn how to reduce waste and recycle more. Course graduates become certified Master Recycler/Composters when they complete their 30-hour commitment.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and classes do fill quickly. For more information or to apply for the classes, visit the Master Recycler page or call Jenny Kedward at 952-891-7043. The deadline for registration is April 4.