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

  • August 17, 2018 (1:00-4:00 p.m.)
    City of Toronto Archives, Upstairs Boardroom, 255 Spadina Road

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.