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Master Recycler Composter Eastside

Leaf CompostEastsiders, if you care about the environment and your community and are looking for an opportunity to learn and to get involved, read on!

MRC Eastside is a volunteer training and outreach program to educate Eastside residents about recycling, backyard composting, resource conservation and organic gardening concepts. Participants gain knowledge, skills and tools to teach their friends, neighbors and community members.

Based on Seattle's highly successful Master Composter / Soil Builder Diggingprogram, MRC Eastside offers 28 hours of education including classroom learning, hands-on experience and field trips. Learn soil science concepts, Integrated Pest Management techniques, the ins-and-outs of recycling and how to make compost from food and yard waste. We will take a fascinating field trip to a compost facility.

After completing the course, graduates contribute 20 volunteer hours, offering compost and recycling education to their communities. Participants have a chance to develop their own projects related to compost, recycling or Integrated Pest Management education in schools, churches, community centers or gardens – the sky’s the limit! MRC Eastside is a partnership of the City of Issaquah and Seattle Tilth.

Training Dates & Times

Compost TeamTraining is a 4 week, 8 session, in-depth educational experience with four Wednesday evenings and four Saturday sessions. Class attendance is mandatory.

  • Four Wednesdays: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    August 27 and September 3, 10 and 17
  • Four Saturdays: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    August 30 and September 13, 20 and 27


Pickering Garden and various sites on the Eastside.

Now Accepting Applications for the 2014 MRC Eastside Program

If you are a resident of eastern King County and want to become a Master Recycler Composter, you can apply today!

Requirements for Applicants

  • Residency: you must live in King County, outside of Seattle.
  • Deposit: a deposit of $20 is required to participate in the program. The deposit will be refunded when 20 hours of volunteer outreach are completed within one year of training.

Applications are DUE by August 8 at 5 p.m.  To apply, please complete the application form and either email to and include MRC Eastside Application in the subject line or mail to:

Seattle Tilth
Attn:  MRC East Application
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98103

Apply Now!

The application is available in MS Word or PDF formats.


Email or call (206) 633-0451 ext. 117.





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