Block Leaders are "green-minded" active neighborhood residents who help spread the word about recycling and composting in their neighborhoods.

What is a Zero Waste Block Leader?

The Block Leader's mission is to unite the community to promote environmental issues and lead the effort in creating a cleaner, greener Austin. Block Leaders are a resource in their communities, helping guide their neighbors and friends in how to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost materials so they stay out of our landfill.  Block Leaders serve an important role in helping Austin become a zero waste leader.

What do Block Leaders do?

As a Block Leader you will choose your level of participation, utilize education materials that we provide and meet other Zero Waste Block Leaders and Austin Resource Recovery Staff.  You decide how you would like to participate, and be creative in how you engage with your neighbors on the topic of zero waste.

Block Leader responsibilities

  • Pledge to work with your neighbors to educate them on recycling, composting or reuse and Austin's zero waste goals.
  • Attend an initial orientation session and additional in-depth trainings on recycling and composting, and Austin Resource Recovery services and programs as offered.
  • Participate in educational tours in the field of recycling and composting.*
  • Attend quarterly meetups to provide feedback and input, and to meet other Block Leaders in Austin.*
  • Share information from Austin Resource Recovery with your community
  • Pick your level of activity. Choose from several ways to participate.

* These are optional, but highly recommended, activities.


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