Recycling Ambassadors

Join fellow waste reduction and recycling enthusiasts to learn about all facets of waste management and become an advocate in your community. Learn why it is so important to recycle and compost the correct items and properly dispose of your waste. Recycling Ambassadors are trained by industry experts through a six-week course in the areas of reducing waste, recycling, composting, resource recovery and disposal.

Upcoming classes

The next class will be held virtually on Tuesdays, March 9th to April 13th from 12:00 pm - 1 pm. Sign-up via the link below or by calling Recycling and Resource Solutions at 763-324-3485.  Class size is limited to 35 people, all others will be put on a wait list for future classes.  

Link to sign-up form

Fee: Spring 2021 class is free
Be the first to know about the next class. Contact Katie Stelzner at 763-324-3485 or

Participant responsibilities

Participants agree to attend all classes.

Unexpected absences policy

Attendance is required at all six classes; however, we understand that unexpected situations may arise that prevent you from attending class. Please let the program coordinator know if you are going to miss a class.  If you miss two or more classes, you will be dropped from the class with an opportunity to participate in a later training session if space allows.

After completing the course, graduates agree to volunteer 40 hours of public outreach. Giving back is what makes the Recycling Ambassadors program special. Participants put their skills to work by helping others learn to reduce their waste and create a better environment.

Along with your Recycling Ambassador peers, Anoka County staff is available to help you be successful in your outreach. Resources such as brochures and educational displays are available.  Recycling Ambassadors will be notified of many opportunities to complete their volunteer hours.

If you are interested in becoming a Recycling Ambassador contact Anoka County Recycling and Resource Solutions by emailing Recycling or calling 763-324-3400.

Information discussed in each class will be posted following the class on the Resources Page.