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

March 1, 2022  6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
March 8, 2022 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
March 15, 20226 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
March 22, 20226 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
March 29, 20226 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
April 5, 20226 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Click here to register for the upcoming class series.  Registration opens February 1, 2022. 

Participant responsibilities

Participants agree to attend all classes.  After completing the course, graduates agree to volunteer 30 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.

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.

Additional information

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

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.

Missed the scheduled class series?  If you are interested in becoming a Recycling Ambassador contact Anoka County Recycling and Resource Solutions by completing our Contact Us form or calling 763-324-3400.