For over 40 years, the Ecology Youth Corps has hired Washington teens and young adults to pick up litter on our state's roads and highways. Our crews pick up more than a million pounds of litter each year, and recycle just under 200,000 pounds of materials. Learn more about this program, including how to apply for one of our 300 annual positions.
Jobs with the Ecology Youth Corps
Update (March 18, 2020) – Due to our current state and national emergency, and the uncertainty surrounding the remaining school year, we are canceling all Ecology Youth Corps 2020 summer litter crew operations for teens 14-17. We look forward to receiving application next year. The application period will open February 1, 2021.
Check back here later this spring for information about possible opportunities to serve on one of our adult litter crews.
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Central region contacts
Central Region Litter Administrator
Eastern region contacts
Eastern Region Litter Administrator
Northwest region contacts
Northwest region litter administrator
Southwest region contact
Southwest Region Litter Administrator
EYC crews worked 76,131 hours (totals include spring and fall median crews):
- Picking up 1,213,250 pounds of litter
- Recycling 102,253 pounds of litter collected
- Cleaning 4,853 miles of road