To help realize a world where there is no such thing as waste.
To train citizens to understand our waste system and to share that knowledge to help encourage waste reduction and prevention in local communities.
Join fellow waste reduction and prevention enthusiasts and become an advocate for the three Rs in your community as a Master Recycler (and Composter!) in the Vancouver Lower Mainland. Master Recyclers are trained on waste reduction and prevention, recycling and composting through an extensive eight week course featuring experts from industry and field trips to local waste processing and recycling facilities.
2015 was the pilot year for the Master Recycler program in Vancouver. The second program was held in 2017 and the program directors aim to host the program yearly. The program has been empowered by the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation's (SPEC) Waste Committee, and has been made possible with funding from The McLean Foundation, RecycleBC, VanCity, SPEC individual donors and the Gow-Jarrett and Millard Family.