The Recycling Champion Scheme is an exciting new opportunity for residents in Kirklees as part of the new Resources and Waste Strategy. Find out more about the Resources and Waste Strategy 2021-2030.
About the role
Being a Recycling Champion is all about volunteering some of your time to talk to friends, neighbours, work colleagues and community groups about recycling and reducing waste to help create a better environment.
If you are interested in the environment, recycling and reuse, if you like sharing information with others, or would simply like to understand more about recycling and waste minimisation, you could become a Recycling Champion! The role is key to sharing our vision of a clean Kirklees where waste is valued as a resource rather than simply throwing it away.
You don't need any special skills or experience, just the belief that recycling and reuse are important and the willingness to share your knowledge to help others in a friendly and enthusiastic way.
Recycling Champion activities
The Recycling Champion role is very informal. It involves giving some of your time to attend a training session and receive an information pack with useful items that you can then pass on to others. The role of a Recycling Champion is to provide advice and guidance to people in your local community about reducing waste, reusing, and recycling items and reducing our impact on the natural environment.
There are many ways to do this, for example:
- Helping others know how to use their green recycling bin
- Helping our Recycling and Waste Advisors at recycling events
- Distributing leaflets or talking to friends and neighbours
- Explaining where to take items that can be reused
- Answering questions and signposting people towards information, recycling centres, and reuse options
- Sharing your tips and knowledge - we can also put these in our Recycling Bulletin that reaches thousands of residents
- Keep us updated on your activities.
Your pack will include:
- Bin stickers about recycling
- Leaflets on how to recycle and reduce waste
- Access to equipment
- Up to date information on new recycling initiatives within Kirklees
The Recycling Champions are in a pilot phase at the moment, and we are not currently recruiting for any additional Champions. However, if you like the sound of this scheme and are interested in becoming a Champion, you can register your interest and we will get back to you when we open for recruitment again.
Register your interest to become a Recycling Champion
Fill in our simple online form.