A PROJECT which aims to reduce waste and save people money is looking for new recruits.
Cheshire West and Chester Council wants to add new faces to its waste reduction volunteer project.
Volunteers receive free training from the council and are then invited to ‘spread the word’ about home composting and the national ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ programme at events, shows, schools and community projects.
As well as helping to reduce waste, the volunteers also help people to save money.
The average family throws away £50 worth of food a month and with help and advice from volunteers, families can put their money to better use.
Volunteer Dick Wheeler, who lives in Weaverham said: “Being a volunteer has lots of benefits and can be good fun. I’ve met some great like-minded people.
“I’m passionate about doing my bit to help improve the environment and enjoy talking about ways to reduce food waste at events throughout the year. I’d definitely recommend it.”
Cllr Lynn Riley said: “We’ve a dedicated bunch of individuals who never cease to amaze us with their enthusiasm and extensive knowledge of food waste reduction and home composting.
“We find that most people are quite interested in how they can waste less and save more – but sometimes it’s knowing where to start.
“The project is designed to be insightful, educational but most of all fun and a great opportunity to meet new people and share ideas.
“It’s always rewarding when volunteers talk about their experiences on the many events they have been involved with.”
The next training day for new volunteers is Saturday, October 26 in Ellesmere Port.
For more details, call co-ordinator Holly Jaskolka on 01270 686094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.