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Boise looks for ‘passionate’ volunteers to help boost recycling, composting message

The City of Boise launched a new campaign to find residents who are most passionate about recycling and composting. The goal is to find a network of volunteers who can advocate and educate about sustainable waste collection, according to a new site from the city.

“You’ll be the go-to person in your neighborhood, equipped to not only answer the most frequently asked questions, but also explain the process behind the city’s programs,” the city wrote in explaining the program.

The program comes with a time commitment – volunteers are asked to attend meetings at least three times per year, plus a kick off event at the end of March. Volunteers are also asked to host quarterly events for their communities to “share your new knowledge.”

Folks who sign up will get behind-the-scenes tours of recycling and composting related sites, including Western Recycling and the Twenty Mile South Compost Farm.

Applications for the volunteer program are open through March 11.

Recycling in Boise has grown increasingly complicated in recent years, as it has in many communities. Items like plastic water bottles can no longer be recycled, and some items have to be sorted between the cart and an orange “energy bag.”

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Don Dayhttp://linkedin.com/in/donday
Don has been covering news in Boise for 20 years. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow.

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