September - 2018

How to divert your green waste

Did you know that you can actually divert your yard trimmings and other green waste material simply by separating it in your bulky trash pile. 

Find out how this new program works and how to take advantage of it

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Next Master Recycler potluck - September 26th

Join us for the next Master Recycler gathering on September 26th, from 5 - 6:30 pm at Bushmaster Park. Feel free to bring your family along. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by emailing Dylan at

We'll update you on a few changes to programming and our recent work, but if you have specific topics that you'd like us to discuss while we're together, please let us know.  

Make sure to report your hours

Even if you've completed your 30-hour commitment, we'd appreciate you continuing to report your hours so that we can measure the progress of the program and improve your experience.

Upcoming volunteer opportunities

There a few different opportunities to volunteer this month. In addition to doing recycling outreach at the Farmer's Market on Sundays, there are additional opportunities, including tabling at Science in the Park and First Friday, as well helping out at the Slide Rock Fall Festival. We'll also be doing a second round of recycling and trash audits as part of our recycling pilot in the Townsite neighborhood, if you're interested in seeing how residents are utilizing their recycling and trash bins. Just click on the tabling opportunity you are interested in for contact info. Be sure to keep checking back, as we continue to add volunteer opportunities.

As always, feel free to create your own opportunities and let us know if we can help you by providing outreach materials, helping create presentations, or in any other way.

Volunteer Appreciations


Sue Bassett is the first Master Recycler from the 2018 class to complete her 30 hours. She has been incredibly active since the course wrapped up in March. She has helped spread the word about the recent changes to plastic recycling at multiple Farmer's Markets this summer, as well as going door-to-door in the Townsite neighborhood. Sue has also helped clarify which types of plastic film can be recycled at store drop-offs around town by working with grocery stores to improve signage on-site. Thanks for all you're help so far, Sue! We're glad you decided to contribute to your community through the Master Recycler Program

Not sure how many hours you've completed?

We've compiled all volunteer activity into a Google spreadsheet, which summarizes the various activities each Master Recycler has completed. If you scroll to the bottom, you can find the total number of hours you have completed. We'll be updating the spreadsheet at the end of each month. You can access the spreadsheet here.