The Clinton County Department of Waste Management relies on volunteers to provide much needed assistance at the twice annual special collection events. These events are important to help to keep our communities safe and clean, and also provide unique services to residents and small businesses to properly dispose of, recycle and/or reuse specialty waste items. The events are subject to change or cancellation due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Volunteers interested in signing up can do so online via this link below:
Role of Volunteers
Volunteers are primarily needed help unload materials from vehicles. Other duties may include helping to direct traffic, maintaining food supplies in the break area, answering questions, helping to clean up or perhaps even doing your best to entertain those patiently waiting to be rid of their stuff!
Personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, orange vests and gloves will be provided. Volunteers will not be needed at the hazardous waste collection stations - only trained contractors will assist event participants. No heavy lifting is required, that will be left to equipment operators to manage. The shifts are approximately 3 hours long with a great deal of flexibility. The first shift typically begins at 7:30 a.m. and the last shift ends at 2:30 p.m. Shifts can be modified to meet individuals' availability.
Benefits of Being a Volunteer
Rewards include free disposal of bulky waste items, appliances and tires, lots of great food and beverages and free gifts. Most importantly, volunteers receive the satisfaction of knowing they are truly contributing to the health and well being of the greater Clinton County community. This is a great opportunity to learn more about how various wastes can be best managed to protect human health and the environment and conserve natural resources.