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Volunteer to be a WasteBuster

Woman crouches by display of contents of compost bin

Tuesday 31 December 2019

We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help Essex residents waste less and recycle more. All we ask is that you volunteer for a minimum of 15 hours over a year and have plenty of enthusiasm to improve your local community and environment.

What you can do as a WasteBuster

There are many different ways you can get involved as a WasteBuster volunteer, and many waste reduction and recycling topics you can share your knowledge and experience on with other residents in Essex.

  • Promote home composting, reuse and Love Food Hate Waste at local events
  • Talk to community groups about how to reduce their waste and recycle correctly
  • Help out with a variety of activities from composting workshops to running your own clothes swap
  • Assist with crafts and upcycling sessions
  • Write content for social media
  • Anything that suits your skills or helps you follow your passion

Benefits of being a WasteBuster

  • You'll receive full training and have access to excellent resources
  • Paid travel and lunch expenses
  • You'll gain knowledge and experience in food waste reduction and home composting
  • Meet like-minded people at regular social events
  • Engage your local community and develop your own ideas
  • Rewards at key milestones

Find out more about WasteBusters

Email: waste.busters@essex.gov.uk