Group looking for waste, recycling volunteers – Headline News


Sept. 12 — Community Forklift, which collects used building materials to reuse and resell, is recruiting volunteers who are willing to work 8-hour shifts to recover building materials from the 2011 Solar Decathlon Village in Washington D.C.

Volunteers are needed to advise participants on what is reusable material versus trash and instruct them to deposit materials in the designated dumpster.

Professionals and students involved in architecture, engineering, construction or environment management are encouraged to volunteer, but anyone willing is encouraged to sign up.

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that combines affordability, consumer appeal and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.

All volunteers must be older than 18 years of age and will be required to sign a waiver form and wear safety gear including steel-toed boots. Community Forklift will supply safety glasses and hard-hats.

Dates and hours of service will be Sept. 17-21 from midnight to 8 a.m. and Oct. 3-6 from midnight to 8 a.m.

For more information and/or to volunteer, contact Christine McCoy at or 202-246-0163.

Contact Waste & Recycling News reporter Shawn Wright at or 313-446-0346.

via Headline News.