Community Recycling Ambassadors

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The Community Recycling Ambassador program educates participants about waste reduction, recycling, composting, climate change, and other important topics. Most people know they should reduce, reuse and recycle to protect the environment, but what people think is not always what they do! In fact, research demonstrates that just giving people information has little or no effect on their behavior. If brochures won’t change behavior, what will?

Scott County and Carver County have partnered with Dem-Con to bring the Recycling Ambassador Program (formerly Master Recyclers). 

Fall 2023 Course

2023 classes will take place Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm starting September 7th and ending October 12th.

Class size is limited to 25 participants. 

Once training is complete, participants commit to 8 volunteer hours. These hours can be spent on projects and activities that minimize waste and provide waste reduction, recycling and composting education. Community Recycling Ambassadors have the flexibility to pursue and create waste-reduction focused volunteer opportunities that interest them and serve their communities’ unique needs.

Complete this form to register for classes and receive community recycling updates.


Scott County Residents Contact:

Nick Reishus
(952) 496-8707

Carver County Residents Contact:

Dustin Heidinger
(952) 361-1836

This program is made possible through partnership between Scott and Carver County.