The 3Rs Ambassador Program engages volunteers in apartments, condos and co-ops to help promote the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle).


Ambassadors can tailor programs to suit their building and other residents. The long-term goal is to have at least one 3Rs Ambassador in all apartment, condo and co-op buildings. Becoming a 3Rs Ambassador is a fun way to:

  • help the environment
  • reduce your building’s garbage costs
  • get to know your neighbours
  • help the City reach the waste diversion target of 70 per cent
  • meet people who are passionate about waste management
  • earn volunteer hours (10 hours/month is recommended but not required)

For more information on the program, contact the Program Coordinator:


Telephone: 416-338-1882

Volunteers must:

  • be 16 years of age or older
  • live in an apartment, condo or co-op in Toronto that┬áreceives waste collection service from the City of Toronto

Note: The building manager or superintendent should be made aware of and agree with the Program, as they may need to assist in delivering the education/outreach to residents.

Interested volunteers need to:

  • complete a 10-minute phone interview
  • attend a three-hour training session

After completing the training session, 3Rs Ambassadors can help their building by:

  • organizing events to help educate residents about the the 3Rs
  • putting up posters or doing a door-to-door outreach campaign
  • setting up lobby displays or information tables
  • holding waste diversion activities or game nights
  • organizing a “reuse-it” craft night or exchange event

The City will help 3Rs Ambassador Volunteers by:

  • providing free literature, posters, stickers and promotional items
  • training you in effective communication
  • providing information and updates on the waste reduction, reuse and recycling
  • creating opportunities to meet other 3Rs Ambassadors and share knowledge
  • providing assistance with campaign planning, questions or concerns.

New ambassadors must attend three hours of training before commencing activities.

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Committee Room #3


Thursday, December 14, 2018

1 – 4 p.m.

Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Rd., Upstairs Boardroom


Contact the Program Coordinator for details.

Green Teams/Environment Committees

Training is available at your building if there are a number of people who would like to become 3Rs Ambassador Volunteers. Please contact the Program Coordinator to arrange.