City of North Van. Needs You For Food Scraps Recycling Outreach Team

The City of North Vancouver needs YOU for our Food Scraps Recycling Outreach Team!!

In May of this year the City of North Vancouver expanded its yard trimmings collection to include food scraps and food-soiled paper.  The Green Can Program has been in place for four months and the City of North Vancouver is undertaking an outreach initiative to increase Green Can (food scraps diversion) participation in its single-family homes that receive curbside collection.

We need your help to inform residents about the Green Can option to ensure food scraps and food-soiled paper remain out of garbage bins and out of landfill.  We’re seeking community-minded individuals with strong intercultural communications and an interest in forwarding City of North Vancouver waste diversion initiatives.

The Work
Outreach Team members will be trained in advanced and will work in pairs to reach a total of 1000 homes in two neighbourhood test areas.  Up to seven 3.5-hour sessions (5 weekday evenings and 2 weekend afternoons) of door-to-door outreach will take place during October 22 to 25 and 27 to 29.    A mandatory one-hour training session will take place in the late afternoon on October 21, 2012 in North Vancouver.  Participants will be responsible for getting themselves to the North Vancouver meeting points for training and on the days they are scheduled for outreach (via public transit or carpooling).

The Rewards

  • Earn a stipend of $15/hour for participating in a minimum of four outreach sessions.
  • Learn about the waste diversion initiatives underway in North Vancouver and Metro Vancouver and why these initiatives are important for achieving sustainability goals and targets.
  • Meet neighbours in an on-the-ground outreach effort to raise awareness and build community locally.
  • Gain great outreach experience to add to your resume.

To Participate
Apply via e-mail to Liz Blakeway (Outreach Coordinator)

Please provide the following information:
1.  Your name
2.  Contact info:  email, phone and home address
3.  Languages spoken (if any other than English)
4.  General availability during the dates given above
5.  Why you would like to participate in the Green Can Outreach Program

Please reply by noon on Friday October 12. Limited spaces available.

For More Info Contact Liz Blakeway at or 778.886.3718


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