Waste Warriors - Public Works
Become a Waste Warrior and Help Your Community!
Burbank Waste Warriors (PDF) is an intensive training program for people who want to learn more about zero waste concepts and how to engage with their community, improve the environment, and shape the future.
The program involves eight diverse classes over a 3 month period (January through March) that cover all aspects of Zero Waste, including the 6 R’s of waste reduction:
Refuse (Say no!)
Reduce (Do I need it?)
Reuse (Donate or repurpose it)
Recycle (Sort and send it on )
Rethink (Redesigning our systems, habits, and mindsets)
Classes are either on Saturday mornings or Wednesday evenings, every 10 days for greater schedule flexibility. (You still get some Saturdays to yourself!) Registration for the current session is closed. Interested in joining next year? Come back and sign up on November 1, 2022 for the 2023 class.
Classes include hands-on projects, tours, and guest speakers and instruction from professionals at the Burbank Recycle Center. Class schedules, class prep homework, and communications will go through a project management tool, Slack.
NOTE: You will be required to sign up for Slack and communicate through that program. Feel free to give us a call at (818) 238 - 3903 so we can walk you through this technology if you need help.
The Burbank Recycle Center staff hosts regular Waste Warrior alumni gatherings, including pot lucks, volunteer opportunities, and zoom sessions to keep each other inspired.