Recycling Ambassador Program

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Become a Recycling Ambassador and help inspire your community to reduce waste. Recycling Ambassadors take a six-week training program to learn more about environmental health, waste systems and recycling. Recycling Ambassadors agree to volunteer 20 hours annually to encourage others to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Workshop topics include:

  • Waste systems in Ramsey County.
  • Yard waste, food waste, and composting.
  • Climate change.
  • Environmental justice.
  • Household hazardous waste.
  • General recycling.

Get help from a Recycling Ambassador

If you have an event or project that could use Recycling Ambassador volunteers, contact Mariah Quick.

Example volunteer opportunities include hosting an informative booth at events, monitoring waste stations at fairs, and giving educational presentations.


Use the following form to register for the Spring 2021 Recycling Ambassadors workshops.

Workshops will take place virtually using Zoom from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Thursdays March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1, April 8 and April 15. Please make sure you have access to a webcam, microphone, and are available for all 6 workshops before registering.

Please take your time and answer all questions thoroughly.

There is limited capacity for this program. Applications will be processed in the order they are received.

Those who apply after the class is full may be placed on a waiting list and notified when the next course is scheduled.

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