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Volunteers needed to help reduce waste

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Volunteers are needed to become waste prevention advisors for West Sussex.

West Sussex County Council (WSCC) has set up a Waste Prevention Advisor (WPA) volunteer scheme.

The council’s new advisors will act as advocates to encourage people to reduce, reuse and recycle their waste.

Volunteers must be enthusiastic and have an interest in the environment and waste prevention.

They must be prepared to help out at community events, give talks and help with presentations to local groups and schools.

New recruits will use an e-learning training package and training will begin in early February.

This offers people the chance to study in their own time and has been designed to be as flexible as possible for volunteers whilst retaining elements of face-to-face learning and site visits.

Lionel Barnard, WSCC’s Cabinet Member for Residents Services, said: “This is a wonderful scheme that will help us to encourage people to think differently about their waste.

“We want people to produce less waste through improved knowledge about reducing, reusing and recycling waste and to encourage them to understand the importance of putting the right items in the right bins, clean, dry and loose.

“This will help us to maximise the potential of waste as a resource and minimise waste sent to landfill.”

Register your interest by January 17 at www.westsussex.gov.uk/wastevolunteers call 01243 642106, or email wastes.management@westsussex.gov.uk

 

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