Zero Waste McMinnville needs your help. As a good citizen recognizing the changes you can make in your personal life to minimize trash heading to the landfill but also as a volunteer at one of the events where we help organizers achieve amazing diversion rates away from the landfill.
Each year Zero Waste McMinnville provides assistance to the Downtown Association, the Chamber of Commerce, the Heritage Museum, the Celtic Alliance and many more on ways their can aim for a zero waste event. We provide lists of compostable food service items for food vendors and then we help with garbage sort stations where event attendees can sort their trash into Compostables, Recyclables, and Landfill bags. The event organizers have experienced lower trash hauling fees from Recology with this intervention.
Each event is organized so volunteers usually have 3-hour shifts. This permits them to help without fatigue and also gives them a chance to enjoy!
There will be a training for volunteers on June 3rd and July 1st at 5:30 in The Carnegie Room at The Library. This training is essential if you are a new volunteer and recommended for all.
The McMinnville Downtown Farmers’ Market begins Thursday, May 3rd and extends to Thursday, October 11th. Shifts run from noon-3p.m. and 3p.m.-6p.m. Two people are needed to help move bags from the Compostable/Recyclable/Landfill bins to the Zero Waste McMinnville booth. To help out, please sign up by clicking on this link. Please consider how you can help! Children can also help you!
Zero Waste McMinnville will provide services for the UFO Festival on Saturday, May 18th from 9am to 9pm. There are four 3-hour shifts- 9-12, 12-3, 3-6, and 6-9. Each shift requires 7 station hosts, 2 for INFO Booth, 2 sorters, 1 Runner, and a Team lead. Our staging area is in the alley behind Union Block Coffee-enter alley from Davis. Please arrive 15 minutes before your shift begins to get your equipment, nametag, and instructions. To help out, please sign up by clicking on this link.