Recycling Coordinators

Recycling Coordinator

Recycling coordinators plan and direct the activities of workers who collect and process recyclable materials
Recycling Coordinator
Interested in Green tech and contributing to the circular economy?
Why Should You Consider This Career?

Recycling coordinators are responsible for the collection and processing of recyclable materials

That's $3,300 per bi-weekly paycheck
That's 2000 new jobs in Utah per year (30% growth)
Less Physical                                         More Physical
Less Training                                          More Training
More Structure                                     Less Structure
Heavy Equipment Supervisor, Recycle Coordinator, Recycling Coordinator, Recycling Manager, Recycling Program Manager, Recycling Specialist, Route Supervisor, Solid Waste Division Supervisor, Waste Reduction Coordinator

Supervise curbside and drop-off recycling programs for municipal governments or private firms.

At A Glance in US
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398,000 (35%)
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398,000 (35%)
398,000 (35%)
Heavy Equipment Supervisor, Recycle Coordinator, Recycling Coordinator, Recycling Manager, Recycling Program Manager, Recycling Specialist, Route Supervisor, Solid Waste Division Supervisor, Waste Reduction Coordinator
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Your Typical Day:

  • Oversee recycling pick-up or drop-off programs to ensure compliance with community ordinances.
  • Maintain logs of recycling materials received or shipped to processing companies.
  • Supervise recycling technicians, community service workers, or other recycling operations employees or volunteers.
  • Review customer requests for service to determine service needs and deploy appropriate resources to provide service.
  • Provide training to recycling technicians or community service workers on topics such as safety, solid waste processing, or general recycling operations.
  • Identify or investigate new opportunities for materials to be collected and recycled.
  • Assign truck drivers or recycling technicians to routes.
  • Create or manage recycling operations budgets.
  • Prepare bills of lading, statements of shipping records, or customer receipts related to recycling or hazardous material services.
  • Inspect physical condition of recycling or hazardous waste facility for compliance with safety, quality, and service standards.
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Your Responsibilities

  • Direct material handling or moving activities.
  • Direct passenger or freight transport activities.
  • Record details of deliveries or shipments.
  • Plan work operations.
  • Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with safety, quality, or service standards.
  • Negotiate contracts for transportation, distribution, or logistics services.
  • Review customer information.
  • Operate packing or other material processing equipment.
  • Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment.
  • Plan implementation or promotion of recycling programs.
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Knowledge You Will Learn

  • Customer and Personal Service

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 79/100

  • Administration and Management

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. 74/100

  • Administrative

Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology. 69/100

  • Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. 67/100

  • Production and Processing

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. 65/100

  • Mathematics

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 64/100

  • English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 63/100

  • Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. 61/100

  • Computers and Electronics

Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. 58/100

  • Personnel and Human Resources

Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems. 58/100

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Tools of the Trade

  • Crushers
  • Photocopiers
  • Sorters
  • Notebook computers
  • Hand trucks or accessories
  • Laser printers
  • Pallet trucks
  • Special purpose telephones
  • Pocket calculator
  • Packaging compactors
  • Laser fax machine
  • Forklifts
  • Desktop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Skid steer loaders
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