Waste Management Phoenix Open seeks recycling volunteers

Waste Management is actively recruiting Zero Waste Station volunteers for the 2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open taking place Monday, Feb. 1 through Sunday, Feb. 7.

As part of the zero waste event and the “Greenest Show on Grass,” Zero Waste Station volunteers play an important role in educating tournament attendees and assisting with proper disposal of materials as there will be no trash receptacles along the course, only recycling and compost bins.

In addition to nearly 6,000 recycling and compost bins, Waste Management will have three Zero Waste Stations in high-traffic areas, according to a press release.

The Zero Waste Stations were transformed from three 40-yard dumpsters and serve as focal points for fan interaction. Zero Waste Station volunteers will be responsible for engaging fans, answering questions, ensuring that materials are properly sorted, educating fans about recycling and composting at the tournament and explaining to fans the many ways they can be more green in their daily lives at home and work.

For each Zero Waste Station volunteer shift completed, individuals will receive one free walking pass (good for any one day) to come back and enjoy the tournament in appreciation of their time, the release stated. Volunteers will also receive a meal ticket to be used on a break during the shift or once the shift is completed.

The Zero Waste Station volunteer schedule for the 2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open tournament week is broken down into two or three shifts per day, depending on the day. Volunteers can register for one or several shifts still available from Wed., Feb. 3 through Sun., Feb. 7. Volunteers must be 14 years of age and older.

Being a Zero Waste Station volunteer is a fun way to take part in one of the Valley’s most exciting events while supporting Waste Management Phoenix Open sustainability initiatives. This is also a great opportunity for groups and organizations that enjoy volunteering as a team.

For additional information about becoming a Zero Waste Station volunteer or to sign up for a shift, visit wmphoenixopen.com/volunteer.

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