Become a Recycling Advocate!

Volunteers play an important role in helping the City of San Francisco and Recology meet waste reduction goals. Recology and San Francisco Department of the Environment are excited to introduce a new volunteer role called Recycling Advocate, to help apartment dwellers succeed at recycling and composting.  Recycling Advocates play an essential role in helping apartment buildings achieve increased participation in recycling and composting programs.

What is a Recycling Advocate?

Recycling Advocates are volunteers responsible for maintaining and promoting environmental stewardship in their apartment building. The primary duties include, but may not be limited to:

  • Posting signage to inform residents of what goes where
  • Sending emails or contacting residents who opt-in to receive information about recycling and composting, and promoting the Recology and SF Environment tools available to apartment residents
  • Distributing kitchen compost pails to new residents
  • Hosting a Waste Zero speaker (Recology or SF Environment Employee) to present to fellow residents on how to recycle and compost, or, show this video to help tenants improve recycling practices:

Recology and SF Environment are here to help, providing information and resources to facilitate effective and appropriate best practices sharing with neighbors in your building. This is a one-year volunteer opportunity from July 1st through end of June of each year.  An estimated commitment of 2-5 hours per month will be needed to successfully fulfill the role of a Recycling Advocate. Recycling Advocates must be at least 18 years old.

Recycling Advocates will be recognized by the combined leadership of SF Environment and Recology, and will be invited to several planned environmental activities and community events. All Recycling Advocates will also have an opportunity to attend a behind-the-scenes tour of Recology facilities to learn more about the recycling requirements for residents in apartment housing to be held on June 1, 2019.

How to Apply:

Interested in becoming a Recycling Advocate?  Please email multifamily@recology.com.