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WSU Snohomish County Extension office has moved!

Our office is now located in the Snohomish County Parks & Recreation Administration Office at Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, 98296.

Sustainability Stewards – Waste Warriors

Program Contact: Kellee Byard, Sustainable Communities Program Coordinator
(425) 357-6027 •
Female volunteer helping event attendee put their trash in the correct receptacle

You care about the environment. You want to make a difference.  You may already recycle, you want to know more and be sure your efforts are contributing to a healthy environment. This 12-16 hour training will feature expert presenters detailing why things can and can’t be recycled, where recycling goes, and how to further reduce current waste. Tour a local recycling center and see exactly how the process is managed.

Sample workshop topics include: (Agenda is subject to change)

  • Intro to Waste/Materials Management 101
  • Recycling Myths and Facts/Do’s and Don’ts
  • Recycling Beyond the Curb
  • Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
  • Commercial Composting Systems
  • Reducing Food Waste
  • Outreach Communication Tips

Following the training you are asked to give 20 hours of your new knowledge to community members at festivals and events in Snohomish County. You’ll be sharing your insights about recycling right, keeping compost free of plastics, why only some plastics are recyclable, and how to sort waste correctly.


The Waste Warrior training begins this April 22nd. Register here.


“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”  – Robert Swan, Author