WASTE WATCHERS

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WASTE WATCHERS

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REQUIRED ELEMENTS

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Mayor’s office identifies a dedicated Waste Watchers Coordinator responsible

for successful implementation of the initiative. The Coordinator role may be

filled by a city government employee, a contract employee, an AmeriCorps

member, or a full-time volunteer.

Mayor’s office, with support from the Waste Watchers Coordinator, engages

the city agency leads responsible for public works, sustainability, and waste

management, and local partners involved in public event planning, volunteer

engagement, and the waste diversion process to:

• Develop the Waste Watchers initiative plan;

• Establish responsibility for volunteer recruitment, training, and

management;

• Guarantee support from city agencies for successful implementation of

the initiative; and

• Engage partners to help design and gather impact metrics.

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The

Waste Watchers Coordinator is responsible for, among other things,

recruiting and training two types of volunteers:

• Waste Watchers Leaders, who are charged with orienting, training, and

supporting other Waste Watcher volunteers on the day of the event.

• Waste Watchers Volunteers, who serve as waste diversion ambassadors at

public events, educating and guiding event-goers

on how to dispose of their waste properly.

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After

the events, all volunteers are encouraged to share what they have

learned about recycling with family and friends and to work to increase

recycling rates in their communities.

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