If you are a volunteer seeking credit for court-ordered community service, please see our community-service specific volunteer description as it contains additional information and paperwork.
Guide customers to the correct bin for their recyclables, assist in collecting items, sort incoming recyclables, and bale cardboard and plastics so that our materials are ready to be recycled into new products.
Dress: Please dress in comfortable protective clothes for that day's weather conditions and ensure that you have closed-toe shoes. You will be outdoors for the duration of this opportunity and working in close proximity to heavy items, motor vehicles, and machinery. We want you to be comfortable and safe! Please also bring your own clearly-marked water bottle.
COVID-19 Precautions: All volunteers will be outdoors, wearing masks if they are not fully vaccinated, and adhering to social distancing guidelines. Hand sanitizer will also be available. By volunteering for this opportunity, you agree to abide by these rules during this service opportunity.
School Credit : If you would like to get credit for your volunteer hours to submit to your school, please visit your school’s volunteer service coordinator to learn about their preferred method of verification (many schools have a school-specific portal you will need to log on to). If you need a signed letter from us stating that you volunteered with KNFB for your school, make sure to collect the physical letter from us at the end of your volunteer service that day. We are unable to issue digital letters.
Volunteers 16-17 of age must have a guardian co-sign a liability waiver (below). Volunteers 16 and under must also have a chaperone 21+ years old present with them during their service (one chaperone for every three 16 year-olds and younger present).
MONDAY-SATURDAY: 9AM-5PM (Note: On Wednesdays, we are closed to the public, but we welcome volunteers!)
VOLUNTEER SERVICE SHIFTS
*Opportunity times are flexible! If you are part of a group and the opportunity times listed do not work for your group, please contact us so we can schedule your group and ensure it does not conflict with other events or groups.
Our office is closed on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
Inclement Weather Policy: We are closed when Fulton County Schools are closed
We host several large city-wide recycling events in Johns Creek and Sandy Springs every year and it takes a LOT of volunteer power to pull them off! Want to help us make it look easy? Sign up for our volunteer newsletter below.
KNFB puts on several large events during the year and has ongoing programs that always need your help. Check out some of the possibilities below and stay tuned to our News & Events page, newsletter, and social media to be the first to hear when you can sign up
The Sandy Springs Recycling Center is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC on WEDNESDAYS
Wednesday is our processing day. Volunteers, vendors, and Community Service Workers are welcome on Wednesdays; however, we are closed to the public
PLASTIC BAGS NO LONGER ACCEPTED Return bags, films, and wraps to retailers for recycling. Plan to carry a reusable bag with you whenever you shop to reduce single-use plastic bags
Please see our News & Events page for details on both of these decisions.