Ground Score is an association of informal recyclers, dumpster divers and other environmental workers who create and fill low-barrier waste management jobs. Ground Score is collectively organized and seeks to be radically inclusive, prioritizing work opportunities for those facing work and housing insecurity. Ground Score seeks to build a more environmentally and socially aware community, while also changing society's perceptions of what and who is considered valuable.

To find out more information, share an idea or opportunity, or to get involved, please email the Ground Score Coordinator at

The types of jobs that we perform are:


  • Leading volunteer groups to collect litter

  • Event waste management including recyclables sorting 

  • Litter cleaning (and recycling), including on beaches and hard-to-reach or sensitive locations

  • Presenting at meetings or events

  • Can/bottle pickup (large quantities only please)

  • Giving recycled craft workshops

Additional job ideas that we’d like the opportunity to perform are:

  • The formal sale of second-hand and upcycled goods (through flea markets, sidewalk vending, consignment, or otherwise)

  • Supporting the provision of reusable dishware at events

  • Conducting waste audits 

  • Training groups about waste reduction and social inclusion

  • On-site composting and waste sorting services

  • Diversion of reusable/bulky materials at collection events

Learn more about our Ground Score program through an interview with Taylor Cass Talbott, the Ground Score Development Coordinator, and Christine Alix, a Ground Score Member on 

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We'd love to hear from you!

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