Please note that due to COVID-19, the 3Rs Ambassador Program is not currently conducting in-person activities, including training. You may submit a volunteer application and should you meet the program requirements, we will reach out once an online training date is scheduled.

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 receives 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 an application form
  • 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.

Due to COVID-19, training for the 3Rs Ambassador Program is currently paused.

Educational resources and posters that provide information on how to properly dispose of and sort waste are available to download and print.