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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.


Classes for the 2021 Master Composter-Recycler training will be held Thursdays 6-8 PM from February 17th to May 4th at the CCE-Broome office. To accommodate school breaks and holidays, except March 17th and April 21st.

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:

Those interested in joining must fill out our Volunteer Form. Select “Master Composter Recycler” under the “VOLUNTEER POSITION” section. Most fields can be filled in electronically with exception for the signature. All forms must be printed and signed in pen and mailed to our office or sent electronically to Josh at

840 Upper Front. St. Ste. 1

Binghamton, NY 13905

If you do not have access to print and scan a document, you can fill out a form at the CCE Broome County office weekdays between 8:30-4:30. A copy of the volunteer form can be mailed to those unable to visit during hours.

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 Friday, February 10, 2022 to be considered for the spring training program. We will contact you and possibly schedule a short meeting to review the program after receiving the completed form. 


Josh Enderle
Recycling and Composting Educator
(607) 584-5011

Last updated April 22, 2022