Essex residents can become waste busting heroes by volunteering to help their local community reduce waste, increase recycling and save money, through Essex County Council’s WasteBuster programme.
Volunteers will be able to attend free training, which will take place on Saturday 25 June at Great Dunmow Library.
The training day will cover how to reduce food waste, home composting, and reusing and refurbishing items.
WasteBusters will then be able to speak to local groups, small or large to give demonstrations or workshops, as well as blog and share their knowledge.
Cllr Simon Walsh, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, said: “Joining the WasteBusters is a wonderful way to contribute to a more waste conscious society while also being a great way to socialise with like-minded people and share ideas on reducing waste.”
WasteBuster volunteers will receive a kit to get them started which includes, a t-shirt and fleece, first aid kit and tally counter. It is open to anyone aged over 16. In addition to annual training, continued support and travel expenses will be provided for all recruited WasteBusters and rewards will be offered on completion of 15, 30 and 60 hours of volunteering.
David Church, from Witham, is already a WasteBuster, he said: “WasteBusters is an inspiring community volunteer group that offers a valuable service to residents across Essex. It has provided me with extensive experience, skills and knowledge in the recycling sector.”