The City of Newton is seeking volunteers to assist with affixing informational stickers onto the green curbside recycling carts in Newton’s neighborhoods. Volunteers with an interest in recycling education and waste reduction are invited to fill in an application. Applicants must pass a background check. We are also hiring a few, paid part-time project leaders. Here is the job posting.

Details about the project:

  • Volunteers will walk neighborhood routes, adhere stickers to recycling carts, lift cart lids and leave messaging about contamination, if needed. This is not an enforcement project.
  • The project will start on August 1 and will run through mid-October. We need volunteers from 7-9:30am Monday through Friday. We are looking for volunteers who can commit to volunteering a minimum of 10-20 hours. We’re looking for as many volunteers as we can get, with the ultimate goal of applying decals to every recycling cart in Newton.
  • This is a fair-weather project. If it is raining, the routes that day are cancelled.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete this survey about your availability. Thanks so much to the folks who have already reached out to us with interest in volunteering. Please email us at recycling@newtonma.gov for more information.

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