Recycling Ambassador Volunteer Opportunities

After training is complete, ambassadors are expected to volunteer for at least 30 hours to apply their skills toward minimizing waste and educating others about waste reduction, recycling, and composting.

Recycling Ambassadors have the option to either create their own volunteer opportunities focused on waste reduction or participate in other community events listed below. Flexibility is provided to Recycling Ambassadors to choose opportunities that suit their interests.

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By tracking your volunteer time, you can maintain an official record of your progress towards fulfilling the 30-hour volunteer commitment and help us recognize the benefits of the Recycling Ambassador program.

Volunteer Opportunities

2023 Community Events

Event NameLocationDate/TimeActivity & DetailsContact
Recycle Saturdays
Ongoing throughout 2023
7850 Lake Dr, Lino LakesEvery 3rd Saturday of the Month. Excluding August.

Saturday 
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
(2) Ambassadors to assist with vehicle unloading and material sorting. 

Contact:
recyclingintern@linolakes.us
(651) 982-2423

Linwood Recycling Center
Ongoing throughout 2023
22817 Typo Creek Drive, Stacy

Tuesday
12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Thursday 
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Saturday 
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Organize the reuse area and other materials around recycling center.

Promote organics recycling program to incoming customers.

Contact: 

Paul Deuth 
(651) 272-5102

Oak Grove Fall Recycle Day
Oak Grove Public Works, 815 Viking Blvd NW, Oak Grove, MN

Saturday, September 23

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.


2 Ambassadors are needed at this event.

Education
Contact: Billi Larson

blarson@ci.oak-grove.mn.us
763-404-7007



Nowthen Heritage FestivalNowthen Memorial Park, 19888 Nowthen Blvd NW, NowthenSaturday, September 23

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
(1-3) Ambassadors to assist with waste station monitoring

Each volunteer will receive a free breakfast (8:30-10:30), lunch, and/or dinner (5:00-7:00). Parking is free. Water will be provided to volunteers. 12 volunteers would provide 4 per shift. Shifts are 8:00 - 12:00, 12:00 - 4:00, and 4:00 - 8:00.
Contact: Mary Rainville
nowthenheritagefestival@gmail.com
Anoka County Fix-It Clinic

Senior Center at East Bethel City Hall
2241 221st Ave NE, East Bethel



Saturday, October 7

9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ambassadors who have skills in soldering, electronics repair, electrical repair, sewing, and general tinkering are needed to help repair itemsContact: 
Jill.Curran@co.anoka.mn.us
Anoka County Fix-It Clinic

Anoka City Hall - Community Room
2015 1st Ave, Anoka        



Saturday, November 4

9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ambassadors who have skills in soldering, electronics repair, electrical repair, sewing, and general tinkering are needed to help repair itemsContact:
Jill.Curran@co.anoka.mn.us
Anoka County Fix-It Clinic

Centennial Library - Community Room
100 Civic Heights Cir, Circle Pines        



Saturday, December 2

9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ambassadors who have skills in soldering, electronics repair, electrical repair, sewing, and general tinkering are needed to help repair itemsContact:
Jill.Curran@co.anoka.mn.us


Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Multifamily Recycling Program

Refer your apartment, condo or townhome to get recycling help. Recycling Ambassadors are needed to connect Anoka County with multifamily properties. The county can provide free recycling resources, such as recycling bins, labels, tote bags, and more, through the Anoka County Multifamily Recycling Program.

Contact Recycling & Resource Solutions at 763-324-3400 or recycle@co.anoka.mn.us.  

Business Recycling Program

Refer your workplace or place of worship to get recycling help, start an organics (food waste) collection program or reduce waste. The county will work with you and the organization to plan and implement waste improvements. Free recycling resources include color-coded recycling bins, labels, employee training and more. Master Recyclers can help by being a project lead and specific improvements such as labeling bins.

Sign up online to get a free, onsite assessment and learn more about free resources or contact Recycling & Resource Solutions at 763-324-3400 or recycle@co.anoka.mn.us.

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