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Sustainable Materials Management Project Associate


About WasteZero

WasteZero is on a mission to cut the trash in half across the United States.

Cities and towns across the nation struggle to manage the escalating financial and environmental costs of the trash we all produce.  WasteZero is helping to solve the problem with next-generation waste reduction programs. As a certified B-Corp, we are motivated by a deep desire to protect the environment, as well as help communities use more of their resources to improve the quality of life for residents, rather than managing trash. We’ve been around since 1991, and today we partner with more than 400 towns, cities, counties, state agencies, and private organizations, helping them to reduce waste, increase recycling, and save money.  Every municipal waste reduction program that WasteZero has designed and implemented—100%—has succeeded in meeting or even exceeding its waste reduction and financial targets.


About the Project

WasteZero will be partnering with municipalities in Connecticut to help initiate food scrap collection efforts to help reduce the waste stream. WasteZero will be partnering with these communities to assist with education, outreach, and operations of these programs. 

About the Position


The Project Associate will assist with implementation and roll-out of these waste reduction programs. Tasks will include resident outreach and communications – staffing tables at community events, doing door to door outreach, answering resident questions, and compiling data from surveys and weights from trash/recycling haulers.

The Project Associate must be reliable, organized, and able to work in a team setting.  Clear communication skills and ability to multi-task also required. You must have your own reliable vehicle and cell phone.



  • Experience in customer service, outreach, or education

  • Proficient with computer technology and Microsoft Office applications

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Professional and pleasant demeanor to meet with clients and customers

  • Reliable and diligent worker

  • Ability to work independently

  • The successful candidate will be a friendly team player with a positive attitude

  • Interest and background in environmental issues, such as recycling, composting, resource conservation


  • This is remote position, must be able to work successfully in a remote office setting

  • Must be based in Connecticut

  • Must have reliable vehicle (mileage will be reimbursed)


  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

  • Excellent Communication skills

Typical Activities/Physical Abilities:

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, reach, squat

  • Work in an office setting

  • Able to lift 25 pounds

  • Regularly required to work outside in varying weather conditions

Compensation: $15-20/hour

Schedule: variable, 15-30 hours/week, some evening and weekend work may be required

Your work will play a crucial role in helping municipalities maximize their recycling potential. If you’re looking for an autonomous and impactful role, apply today!

To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter describing your interest in the position to

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