Recycle Better

Have you ever paused at the recycling bin and wondered if what you’re throwing out is actually recyclable, or what will happen to it after it’s picked up? Then our award-winning Recycle Better program is made for you (formerly Master Recycler).

We developed this program in partnership with the City of Madison. The program will give you the tools you need to teach your family, neighbors, friends, and coworkers how to improve recycling and community sustainability. Each session has two 90-minute classes which together enable you to become a Recycling Steward.

This program is part of our broader efforts for better recycling in the region. Read fun facts and learn how to recycle better.

Recycle Better participants

People impacted with outreach

Bilingual Leadership Academy

The Latino Academy of Workforce Development (LAWD) and Sustain Dane collaborated to expand our Recycle Better program. This version is presented in Spanish and English and is culturally relevant to the Latinx community. In 2023 we had 11 participants from the LAWD Bilingual Leadership Program. We plan to continue this work into 2024. This program is supported by the Carton Council’s Recycling Communication Grant.

Sign Up Now

Join us for our next Recycle Better program to learn the ins and outs of our local recycling system and get your recycling questions answered. All our 2023 dates have passed; reach out to Lorenza to be put on a waitlist for 2024.