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Compost and Recycling Ambassador Program this Spring!

Release Date: 2024-02-09

The Department of Public Works Environmental Services Bureau (ESB) is hosting a Spring 2024 session of the Compost and Recycling Ambassador (CRA) Program! This program is offered at no cost and will meet on Saturdays for 8 weeks at the Environmental Services Bureau office located on 2929 East Willow Street, Long Beach, CA 90806. Classes begin Thursday, March 21st through Thursday, May 2nd 9:00 am-12:00 pm. An additional reunion class is scheduled for May 30th. 

Through this program, community members will learn waste reduction strategies, recycling history and current practices, backyard composting and vermicomposting systems, and skills they can use to engage and educate their community. Classes will be taught through lectures, hands-on activities, games, interactive discussions, and optional field trips (when available). Community members who complete the program by attending at least 7 of the 8 required courses and completing 25 required volunteer hours will be certified as Compost and Recycling Ambassadors.

At this time, this program is only open to Long Beach residents ages 18 and older. Applications for the Spring 2024 Program will open on 2/12/24 at 10:00 a.m. and will close once the class and the waitlist reach capacity. 

To learn more about the Compost and Recycling Ambassador (CRA) Program, visit bit.ly/longbeachcra. For questions, email cra@longbeach.gov or call (562) 570-2869.

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