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What is the Thurston County Master Recycler Composter Program?

The Master Recycler Composters of Thurston County is a county-based volunteer service program managed through the WSU Thurston County Extension office in Olympia. Master Recycler Composter (MRC) volunteers are trained on how to reduce waste and increase public awareness of opportunities to prevent waste, recycle and compost in Thurston County.

MRC volunteers serve with local organizations, community members, neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, or at special events encouraging waste prevention, recycling, and composting. On-going continuing education opportunities are provided to all MRC volunteers to stay up to date on the ever-changing landscape of recycling regulations, waste reduction techniques, and composting science.

In order to serve in their capacity as MRC volunteer in the community, they must first complete the MRC volunteer training where they receive the in-depth knowledge necessary to be successful. See the MRC Volunteer Training section below for more information about the annual MRC volunteer training.

Thurston County Master Recycler Composter Volunteer Training

  • Do you live, work, or operate a business in Thurston County and are interested in becoming a certified Master Recycler Composter volunteer?  Learn more about how to become an MRC volunteer on our training page.

Thurston County Master Recycler Composter Program services and online resources for our Thurston County community