STATE OF TEXAS ALLIANCE FOR RECYCLING

ADVANCING RECYCLING IN TEXAS


STAR MASTER COMPOSTER PROGRAM

Master Composter is a nation-wide community-based volunteer program that promotes the benefits of composting through partnership and education. From the basics of backyard composting to the science behind it, the Master Composter program empowers participants to compost and teach others about composting.

The State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) serves as a home and statewide administrator for the Texas-based Master Composter programs and can provide resources and technical assistance to communities hosting Master Composter training events.

STAR also hosts regional opportunities for members to become Community Coordinators, as well as Master Composter Instructors! Check our events calendar to see when and where the next event will be held. 


Become a Texas Master Composter

Texas Master Composter Certification requires 20 Learning Hours and 20 Volunteer Hours, earned in coordination with a local or affiliate Texas Master Composter Program. To see if your program qualifies, contact info@recyclingstar.org or ask your local Master Composter Coordinator.

Learning Hours

Example learning activities include attending compost-related tours, workshops/conferences, reading informational materials, and practicing how to compost.

Volunteer Hours

Example volunteer activities include turning piles at community agriculture project, teaching others about composting in live or online classes, and staffing an information table at public events.

Learn More


Program Coordinators

Are you a Master Composter Program coordinator? Join our network! 

 Register as a Coordinator 


 Certify a New Master Composter


Coordinator Resources


Casual Composters

Want to learn more about composting before you decide if becoming a Master Composter is right for you? Check out these digital resources:

Take Care of Texas Yard Care Guide

The Rodale Institute Composting Cheat Sheet


Texas A&M AgriLife Composting at Home



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PO Box 142274

Austin, TX 78714

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