A PROJECT to reduce the mountain of waste produced by Worcestershire residents every year is recruiting volunteers to help educate communities.

Let’s Waste Less is led by Worcestershire County Council, which enlisted the help of Garden Organic to deliver the project across the county last year.

So far the project has engaged with more than 2,000 people offering practical support and advice on reducing household waste, and a team of 26 volunteers deliver educational workshops and run information stalls across the county at events, schools and village fetes.

Garden Organic’s project has been such a success that the charity is now looking for more people in Worcestershire to join its volunteer team.

Rob Whitehouse, Let’s Waste Less project co-ordinator, said “We find that very often people are keen to play their part, but they are not sure how to do it and worry that it’ll be very time consuming. That’s not the case at all and our team of trained volunteers has been out and about in local communities this year providing practical, down-to-earth support on everything from composting and reusing to food reduction.

To become a volunteer, email rwhitehouse@gardenorganic.org.uk