Become a Waste Watcher

Waste Watchers are recruited at the beginning of each semester. If you are an MIT student and would like to become a WW, please contact

WW Admin

A WW's duties include:

  • Becoming trained on MIT's specific waste sorting practices, including an online course via Atlas and a 30 minute mandatory in-person class
  • Staffing events requested by different organizations to decrease waste stream contamination
  • Recording waste stream data for future product purchasing decisions
  • The WW program operates similar to that of ushers in that emails will be sent out and events will be first come, first serve. Payment is $15/hr, including training. Other benefits usually include a free ticket to the event and free food.