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!
Please consider how you can help! Children can also help you!
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.
McMinnville’s UFO Festival is a lot of fun and brings out the kid in each of us. The event is scheduled for May 18th and 19th attracts thousands of people to McMinnville, so we need a LOT of volunteers! Again, shifts are 3 hours long. There are several tasks we need to fill Each shift needs seven Station Hosts. These are people who will be located at each of the bins to help anyone not sure how to sort their trash. Then, 1 runner is needed to carry those bags to the sorting station, where 2 volunteers are needed to help make sure the trash in each bag is appropriately sorted. And, understandably with an event this huge, we need 1 person to be in charge of each shift. To grab a time and task you’d like, please click on this link.
The Celtic Heritage Alliance is going to build on McMinnville’s Scottish connection and bring the “Mac” back this summer with the McMinnville Scottish Festival June 9th and 10th at Linfield College. Lots of people are needed to help with this: 6 Station Hosts, 2 Sorters, 1 Runner and 1 lead person for each 3-hour shift. Admission to this premium event is $5 for children and $10 per adult but if you volunteer with us, you will have free entry and can enjoy the activities before or after your shift! Sign up here to get the time slot of your choosing.