Planting the new garden on Mitzvah Day. 2011

When Sedona Recycles was founded in 1989, it was a volunteer-based organization. Our facility on Shelby Drive was built with donated materials and hours of volunteer time, and volunteers originally maintained all of our community drop-off sites. These citizens cleaned, educated, and sorted materials for the sake of our environment.

If you have an interest in donating time or materials, please contact us and we will find a task that suits you. Sedona Recycles is always seeking volunteers from any part of the Verde Valley. Possible volunteer activities include drop-off site clean-up, office work, material sorting, cat taming, facility beautification, fundraising, and anything else you are willing to help with!

Thank you for your commitment to responsible resource recovery!

We are currently accepting volunteers for the summer. Anyone is welcome to volunteer, including students on summer vacation. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer form and return to outreach@esedona.net or call (928) 204-1185.


Volunteer Jobs

Meet and Greeter: We are a busy facility and need a helper to answer questions, check members’ status for electronic recycling drop-off, and help customers find things we offer to the public, such as bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and egg cartons. Tuesday and Thursday mornings we need someone to assist customers to dispose of their documents during paper baling. **You will learn a LOT about recycling and meet some fabulous people in the process!

Cleaner & Organizer: There is always something to sweep up, put away, reorganize, dust, or clean, and litter to pick up off our street. ** You can learn a lot about the business side of recycling, what goes where and why.

Processor: Styrofoam processing and getting batteries ready for shipping require a lot of attention. If you have a good eye for detail and like the satisfaction of seeing how much material you help keep from the landfill, this is for you. ** This can look cool on your resume – “I helped process x pounds of material, and we never had to pay a fine for my batteries being incorrectly packed.”

Line Sorter: Like to get in the zone? Help us sort all the mixed plastics and cans that come to the facility. ** You will learn about the enormous variety of products on the market and what is and is not recyclable.

Educator Assistant: If you are creative and have teaching skills, we can use your ideas for classroom activities. Help us design lessons and make hands-on activities. Also help with education events and outreach tables. ** Great experience in the field of education and very rewarding!

Crafter: Plan recycled crafts and organize a monthly class. ** You get to keep your creations and be inspired by your students.

Fundraiser: If you have ideas about how to bring in funding, we need you. **Everlasting good karma.

Adopt a Business: Small businesses sometimes don’t have the resources to recycle. Volunteer to pick up their materials and take them to a drop-off site. ** You can assist in a waste audit and help a business get to near zero waste!


Or create your own volunteer day by combining different jobs!


**What’s in it for you.


Emptying a few of our original collection bins. 1990
Dan Dickey (still a volunteer!) hauling aluminum cans to Phoenix to be recycled. ca. 1996
Pouring the concrete for the recycling yard when the center was first built. ca. 1996