Waste Warriors are volunteer educators who have been trained by ACSWMD to help event attendees sort their discarded materials correctly. They’re a friendly, enthusiastic, and cheerful presence at your sorting stations to answer questions about where discarded items belong, make sorting easier for your attendees, and reduce contamination in your trash, recycling, and composting containers.
Waste Warriors are not members of the event’s clean-up crew. They don’t empty collection containers, transport bags of materials, pick up litter, or do other tasks that events are required to do anyway. By teaching attendees where to put their discarded items, ACSWMD Waste Warriors make the event’s work easier – but they don’t do it for you.
Please note that we can’t guarantee that Waste Warriors will be available even if your request is approved. You are welcome to recruit your own volunteers and request a specific Waste Warrior training for them.
There is no fee for Waste Warriors, but events must demonstrate commitment to responsible waste management practices. (See details in the Terms of Agreement on application below.)
We also ask event organizers to offer a token of appreciation to the Waste Warriors volunteers, such as a food voucher or free event t-shirt or other piece of swag. All Waste Warriors should receive free admission to the event.
Please submit your request for volunteers at least four weeks before the event.