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Master Composter-Recycler

Master Composter-Recyclers are a group of trained volunteers that educate the public about composting, recycling, and waste prevention through various means. Training includes ten class sessions, as well as practical education through class projects and volunteering in the community. Classes will include in-depth instruction about a variety of compost topics and the importance of composting and proper waste management. Additionally, trainees receive instruction on how to be effective teachers for a variety of age groups and in a range of settings.

Master Composter-Recycler Volunteer Job Description

Dates

Classes for the 2021 Master Composter-Recycler training will be held Thursdays 6-8 PM from August 28th to November 11th at the CCE-Broome office. To accommodate school breaks and holidays, classes will not be held September 16th or October 14th.

Why Join?

  • Interested in learning more about waste topics
  • Looking to meet people with similar values
  • Wanting to make an impact on our local waste production and management
  • Take steps towards reducing waste at home
  • Advocate for local waste reduction programs

How to Join

This program is available only for Broome County residents.

To become a Master Composter-Recycler, please review the Volunteer Job Description (see above) and:

1. Complete the fillable PDF online: 2021 Master Composter-Recycler Application  (3 pages, 630kb)

a. Make sure you *SAVE* your filled-out PDF file*!

*Note: you will need to have a PDF reader installed on your device to open your PDF

If you do not have one, Acrobat Reader is available for free through Adobe

b. Email your completed application to Josh Enderle at jse67@cornell.edu

or

2. Obtain a hard copy of the Application form by:

a. Downloading and printing the PDF*: 2021 Master Composter-Recycler Application  (3 pages, 630kb)

*Note: you will need to have a PDF reader installed on your device to open your PDF

If you do not have one, Acrobat Reader is available for free through Adobe

b. Call Cooperative Extension at (607) 772-8953

c. Pick up a copy at CCE-Broome at 840 Upper Front St. Binghamton, NY 13905

Please complete the application (3 pages total), scan and email it to Josh Enderle at jse67@cornell.edu, drop it off in person, or mail to: Environment Education Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County at 840 Upper Front St. Binghamton, NY 13905.

Time Requirements

20 hours of class

20 hours of practical internship (completed before the last class)

20 hours of volunteering (to be completed by end of the following calendar year)

When to Apply

Please return your completed application by 11:59 pm on Friday, August 13, 2021 to be considered for the 2021 training program.

After the application deadline, we will contact you and possibly schedule a short interview.

Contact

Josh Enderle
Recycling and Composting Educator
jse67@cornell.edu
(607) 584-5011

Last updated July 20, 2021