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UCRRA offers free community engagement, outreach education services and resources about waste reduction, recycling, and composting. Following the hierarchy of materials management set forth in New York State’s solid waste management plan, our messages emphasize waste reduction as the best practice to slow the environmental impact of waste.

The Agency has two full-time staff members dedicated to outreach education. The Recycling Coordinator and Recycling Educator are available to table at community events, make classroom visits, give lecture-style presentations, conduct composting demonstrations, or other educational workshops for both youth and adult audiences. The Agency has collaborated with towns, community centers, neighborhood associations, farmers, local environmental organizations and coalitions, Rotary clubs, youth scout troops, colleges and other educational institutions to promote the benefits of food waste composting and food waste reduction. If you’d like to bring recycling or composting education to your group or event, please complete a  Guest Speaker Request Form and our staff will be in touch with you!

The Agency offers facility tours of our recycling and composting operations, and regularly hosts public groups up to 30 persons at a time. Visiting groups receive a high level of instruction on various solid waste environmental issues and solutions while touring the UCRRA. The Agency takes pride in its mission and operations and welcomes the public to “come see for yourself” how the Agency is making recycling and composting work! If you’d like to schedule a tour, please complete a  Guest Speaker Request Form and our staff will be in touch with you! 

This website also contains links to more resources about recycling, composting, and waste reduction education. We hope you’ll follow our stories on social media @UCRRA and stay connected with us!

Join Us for these Upcoming Community Events:

Composting for Kids & Making Wildflower Seed Bombs! Monday, April 22nd 11:00 am at the Wallkill Library. Free. Contact library to pre-register.

New Paltz Earth Day Community Run and Festival. Saturday, April 27th 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Free admission to the Fair. Learn more here. 

“How the Life Cycle of Food Impacts Climate Change And What Can We Do About It.” 7th Annual Film & Discussion Series Monday April 29th at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Free admission. Learn more here. 

Climate Smart Saugerties Go Smart, Go Green Fair. Saturday May 4th 12pm-4pm at the Greco Senior Center. Free admission. Learn more here. 

Composting Your Way. Friday May 10th, 5pm – 7pm at the Idea Garden, Kingston NY. Free Admission. Learn more here.

Kingston Earth Fair. Saturday May 11th at Forsyth Nature Center . 10am-4pm Free Admission.  Learn more here.