Stalled at about half.
That’s how Hennepin County residents are doing on their recycling efforts.
The county’s reduce reuse recycle crowd wants to improve a rate that is static the past decade at not quite half its potential.
Volunteers are being recruited. Here’s the gist of the matter from the scribes in the county’s press release room:
Hennepin County is the first organization in the Midwest to launch a Master Recycler/Composter Program to train volunteers that will work to reduce waste generation and increase public awareness of opportunities to recycle and compost. The program is modeled after popular programs in the Pacific Northwest, including King County and Portland, Oregon.
“Industry experts” will teach how to prevent waste, the mechanics of recycling and composting. There’ll be field trips as well. After completing the two month training, participants commit to volunteer 30 hours, teaching others at school and community events.
For more information or to apply for the program, call Carolyn Collopy at 612-596-0993 or click on the link.