Recycling Education
Image by Holly Boname
Master composter volunteer (right) shows contents of worm composting bin to Nathalie Smallidge, Stephanie Terwilliger, Annie Seichepin & Adelaide Smallidge at Farm City Day 2005
Image by Sandy Repp
Master Composter display booth
MCR Program

Master Composters/Recyclers

*The application period for the 2022 MCR Program has closed*

Who are Master Composters/Recyclers?

Master Composters/Recyclers are a network of trained volunteers who work in partnership with the Cornell Cooperative Extension office to help educate the local public about the importance of recycling and composting. MCRs extend the reach of the community programming offered by CCE.

Who Can Become a Master Composter/Recycler?

Anyone with an interest in volunteering can become a Master Composter/Recycler. The only requirements are willingness to gain and share new knowledge about composting and recycling, and an interest in volunteering time and enthusiasm as part of a collaborative team.

Master Composters/Recyclers are usually people who already have some knowledge about recycling and/or composting and would like to gain leadership experience by sharing their knowledge with others. Master Composters/Recyclers come from many different backgrounds and are united by their enthusiasm for improving our environment and community.

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Khila Pecoraro
Recycling and Composting Educator
(518) 598-2296

Last updated June 16, 2022