What does a Recycling Coordinator do?

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

Jobs Roles

  • Oversee recycling pick-up or drop-off programs to ensure compliance with community ordinances.
  • Supervise recycling technicians, community service workers, or other recycling operations employees or volunteers.
  • Assign truck drivers or recycling technicians to routes.
  • Coordinate recycling collection schedules to optimize service and efficiency.
  • Coordinate shipments of recycling materials with shipping brokers or processing companies.
  • Create or manage recycling operations budgets.
  • Design community solid and hazardous waste management programs.
  • Develop community or corporate recycling plans and goals to minimize waste and conform to resource constraints.
  • Implement grant-funded projects, monitoring and reporting progress in accordance with sponsoring agency requirements.
  • Investigate violations of solid waste or recycling ordinances.
  • Make presentations to educate the public on how to recycle or on the environmental advantages of recycling.
  • Negotiate contracts with waste management or other firms.
  • Operate fork lifts, skid loaders, or trucks to move or store recyclable materials.
  • Operate recycling processing equipment, such as sorters, balers, crushers, and granulators to sort and process materials.
  • Oversee campaigns to promote recycling or waste reduction programs in communities or private companies.
  • Prepare grant applications to fund recycling programs or program enhancements.
  • Schedule movement of recycling materials into and out of storage areas.
  • Identify or investigate new opportunities for materials to be collected and recycled.
  • Inspect physical condition of recycling or hazardous waste facility for compliance with safety, quality, and service standards.
  • Maintain logs of recycling materials received or shipped to processing companies.
  • Prepare bills of lading, statements of shipping records, or customer receipts related to recycling or hazardous material services.
  • Provide training to recycling technicians or community service workers on topics such as safety, solid waste processing, or general recycling operations.
  • Review customer requests for service to determine service needs and deploy appropriate resources to provide service.
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