Waste Reduction Educator

B Corp: 


Kelowna, BC

Job Type: 

Part Time



Job Title: Waste Reduction Educator

Job Description:

Job Title: Waste Reduction Educator

Location: Glenmore landfill, Kelowna

Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 pm (8 hours per week) from March to November

Remuneration: $15/hour

Start date: As soon as possible

Job description:

The primary function of the Waste Reduction Educator is to educate users of the Glenmore Landfill transfer bins (these are bins that residents use to dispose of their loads. The transfer bins are then transported and dumped at the active face of the landfill). The Waste Reduction Educator ensures users are not disposing of mandatory recyclables into the bins. If mandatory recyclables are identified in the load, the Educator instructs the user as to where the material should go, either on or off site depending on what it is.

There is a long list of materials that are banned from landfill and must be recycled. These include any item that is currently collected in the curbside collection program (paper, plastic, tin, cardboard etc.), any material that is currently collected through a Provincial Stewardship Program (beverage containers, electronics, paints, small appliances, batteries etc.), as well as yard waste, metal, concrete, asphalt, tires, white goods, drywall, etc.

The work involves walking/standing for up to a full four hours in varying types of weather depending on the season.

We will provide:

* A training session before the start date.

* Information brochures to hand out to customers.

* High-vis safety gear (vest and hats), safety glasses.


You must provide:

* Your own transportation for travel to/from the Glenmore Landfill.

* Steel-toe, steel plate boots ($50 reimbursement available if necessary).

* Appropriate clothing for the weather.

Safety is priority. The Waste Reduction Educator shall take all necessary safety precautions during the work and comply with all City of Kelowna safety requirements and safety directions.

Skills required:

Friendly, polite, and respectful.

Self-motivated, responsible, and reliable.

Excellent communications skills. 

Comfortable approaching people, able to handle minor confrontation. 

Thorough knowledge and understanding of current recycling programs and guidelines.



To Apply:


Contact Andrea Mackintosh at 250-212-5523 or andrea@greenstep.ca<mailto:andrea@greenstep.ca>