WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composter Volunteers


Regular in-person classes and workshops have been suspended because of on-going COVID restrictions.

Volunteers, however, are offering on-line classes via Zoom once per month.

Become a Master Recycler Composter

The Master Recycler Composter (MRC) Volunteer Program is a collaboration between Washington State University Extension and the Lewis County Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division. The MRCs are volunteers who care about the environment, Lewis County and its citizens. They are passionate about the following topics, and love to:

  • Recycle or compost
  • Re-use or re-purpose items
  • Reduce food waste
  • Raise community awareness
  • Volunteer at special events, such as Christmas Tree Recycling

MRC volunteers are trained on how to reduce waste and increase public awareness about reducing, recycling, and composting in Lewis County. Volunteers agree to give back 25 hours of annual service and complete five hours of continuing education each year. Learn more at this link to the MRC Training Brochure.

Regular in-person training to become a WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composter volunteers have been suspended because of on-going COVID restrictions.

An on-line training program is being developed. Organizers hope to start classes this fall.

Contact the WSU Lewis County Extension Office:

  • Office Address: 17 SW Cascade Ave., Chehalis, WA 98532 (The office is closed to the public at this time, because of the ongoing pandemic. Employees, however, are still working.)
  • Mailing Address: Lewis County Historic County Courthouse, 351 NW North Street, Chehalis, WA 98532
  • Contact Person: Jason Adams, program coordinator
  • Phone Number: 360-740-1216
  • Email:,

Floral Street Sustainability Park

Floral Street Sustainability Park is a project being developed by WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composter and Master Gardener volunteers. It is located at the corner of Floral Street and South Tower Avenue in Centralia. Volunteers plan to host workshops and classes on waste reduction, composting, chemical-free gardening, and related topics. For more information, please call 360-740-1216 or email