The Royal City Recycling Champions program is a free adult education program on waste prevention and reduction for residents of New Westminster.
The program's goals are to connect like-minded community members, provide the best information available about the waste system, and train participants to help themselves and others reduce waste. The program is based on the content of the popular Master Recycler Vancouver program, and facilitated by the same team.
Becoming a Champion doesn't mean knowing everything. It means knowing how to find the best information, and working within your community to build skills and resources to help everyone succeed.
The program consists of four evening classes followed by mentored hours of public outreach. We want to help you reduce waste, and share the knowledge you acquire during the program. Facilitators will provide two hours of mentorship per participant towards your 20 hours of community action.
Despite its name, the Royal City Recycling Champions Program is about the deeper issue of how to reduce and prevent (avoid) waste. The program addresses garbage, recycling and organics disposal, and trains participants in community outreach, leadership, and behaviour change.
This program is provided by the City of New Westminster, empowered by SPEC, designed and facilitated by Master Recycler Vancouver.