Enthusiastic residents who want to help their communities to recycle more and waste less have another chance to become an Essex Waste Buster.
Another Waste Busters training event will take place on Sunday 1 July at the Clacton Volunteer Centre, 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Waste Busters is a waste-reduction community volunteering scheme, which helps to spread the word about home composting, food waste and reuse. The scheme has nearly 40 volunteers signed up and is looking for new members.
To find out more or to book your place on the training session, please contact Louise Phillips at email@example.com or on 07717 867166.
No matter what age or background, any Essex resident can become a Waste Buster. All they need is an enthusiasm to improve the local community and a contribution of just 30 hours per year to the scheme, which could include the hosting of drop-in sessions and workshops to talking to community groups or writing press releases and articles to get those creative juices flowing.
Becoming a Waste Buster is a great opportunity to meet new people across Essex, learn valuable skills and make a positive contribution to the environment and the local community. Everyone who volunteers will receive full training, travel expenses and a free 12-month subscription to the Garden Organic charity on completion of ten hours of volunteering.
County Councillor Kevin Bentley, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Waste and Recycling said: “By becoming a Waste Buster you can truly make a lasting impact to not only your local community, but Essex as whole. Help make the county a greener place to live, meet new people and make a difference – sign up, join the team and start busting waste!”
Recent Waste Busters recruit Hazel Duncan, commented: Waste Busters offered me the chance to do some flexible local volunteering and inform the public about reducing food waste and home composting."