WAM gets recycling

The Royal Borough and WAM (Windsor Ascot Maidenhead) Get Involved will be working together to improve recycling in your local community.

How the scheme will work

The scheme, sponsored by our new waste collections contractor, Serco, will work through recycling ambassadors who will be able to earn funds for their local group or charity by volunteering to knock on doors and talk to neighbours and residents in their local community about recycling.

In return for volunteering, donations will be made to their local group or charity. 

Are you passionate about the environment, and have a couple of hours a week to volunteer?

We are looking for volunteers to work as Recycling Ambassadors across Windsor and Maidenhead. In this role you will work in small groups, knocking on doors in pre-agreed areas, talking to residents about recycling.

As a volunteer you will be assigned to your choice of participating local charities and community groups who will organise teams to visit targeted residential areas to help improve recycling rates. Door knocking sessions will run from April – October in day light hours only and will last approximately two hours.

Support and training will be given so no specialist knowledge or experience is required. We are looking for individual enthusiastic and passionate volunteer ambassadors who want to make a positive difference to our environment.

As an incentive for every hour you complete, the Royal Borough will donate £5 to the local charity you will be assigned to plus £5 to a Community Grant Fund, to which all local charities/voluntary groups can apply.

This is a great way to meet new people, keep fit - work towards your 10,000 steps per day and of course save our planet!

Express your interest 

For more information please contact: Asma Aziz, asma@sloughcvs.org.uk, 01753 524176. 

What else does the new scheme involve

Residents will also be able to choose which local group or charity can receive additional funding through a voting system.

Local groups and charities can find out more about how to get involved in the new WAM partnership by signing up to receive regular updates as more information becomes available. 

Waste and recycling team : Contact details

For further information, please contact us by:

Waste Management Unit - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall, St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF
Telephone: 01628 683800