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Wastebusters

Sign-up and join the award winning WasteBuster volunteer group and help reduce waste in your community.


Image of a Recycling poster - Recycle for Essex - Wastebuster Volunteers

Recycle for Essex are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to become advocates for waste reduction by advising Essex residents about food waste, reuse and home composting.  

All you need is plenty of enthusiasm to improve your local community/environment and be able to volunteer for a minimum of three activities over a year.

What you can do as a WasteBuster

  • Talk to community groups about meal planning and portion sizes
  • Host drop-ins and workshops about cooking with leftovers or using compost
  • Assist with crafts and upcycling sessions
  • Write press releases and articles
  • Anything that suits your skills or helps you follow your passions

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 such as an annual subscription to Garden Organic 

Further information and enquiries

Email: waste.busters@essex.gov.uk

Website: Love Essex - Become a Wastebuster

Call: 07771 898 132