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Be a Recycling Champion! Sign up for SLC’s 2022 Master Recycler Program!

Become a champion for reducing, reusing, and recycling in our community!

Are you interested in the ever-changing landscape of recycling?

Do you want to learn why composting is an integral part of waste diversion?

Have you always wondered why glass is recycled separately in Salt Lake City?

Or wanted to learn how to effectively promote recycling practices within your community?

Salt Lake City Green is excited to announce the 2022 Salt Lake City Master Recycler program! Register now at

Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 4th (unless we fill up sooner).

This FREE program provides in-depth education about recycling, composting, policy and solid waste management for Salt Lake City community members and professional sustainability practitioners.

Master Recyclers touring the recycling facility (aka a MRF site.)
Master Recyclers touring Momentum Recycling.

The Master Recycler program gives participants a behind-the-scenes look at Salt Lake City’s waste management system from bin to the recycling plant.

Participants are required to attend two “core” classes, Waste and Materials Management I and II, which include tours of the Salt Lake Valley Landfill, Waste Management’s Material Recovery Facility (MRF), and Wasatch Resource Recovery’s anaerobic digester!

After finishing these two classes, participants choose a minimum of four additional electives, and two hands on activities (however, they can take up to 6 electives and 3 activities) from a variety of options, like; Compost 101; Food Waste with Wasatch Resource Recovery; Business & Multi-family Unit Recycling; Glass Recycling; Policy Making 101; and Living a Zero-Waste Lifestyle.

Master Recyclers enjoying a vermicompost bin activity.
Master Recyclers shuttling to the landfill!

Check out the complete Master Recycler class schedule!

The course begins Wednesday, April 13th.

In addition to attending the workshops, each Master Recycler is required to volunteer 12 hours to complete their certification. After certification, Salt Lake City Master Recyclers join an elite network of champions who are trained in waste reduction strategies and are able to assist with outreach and engagement in the Salt Lake City community.

SLCgreen’s mission in designing and offering the Master Recycler Program is “to create a network of champions who are trained in waste reduction strategies and are able to assist with outreach and engagement in the Salt Lake City community.”


  • Recognition as a certified Master Recycler in Salt Lake City.
  • A tote bag full of Master Recycler swag, including a t-shirt and stainless steel water bottle.
  • The knowledge to help yourself, friends, neighbors, and kids maximize recycling and reduce our overall impact on the environment.
  • An invitation to the Annual Master Recycler Social.
  • Access to our growing Master Recycler network of experts.

The program is free of charge and all community members are invited to apply.

Applications will be accepted through April 4th, so get yours in! This is a popular program that fills up quickly!

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