Refuse, Garbage, and Recyclable Material Collector Salary
The average rate for a Refuse, Garbage, and Recyclable Material Collector is $14.61 per hour. Experience strongly influences income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
|Salary||$14,650 - $78,000|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$19,881 - $70,469|
|Hourly Rate||$9.65 - $23.99|
|Overtime||$13.50 - $52.61|
|Total Pay (||$19,881 - $70,469|
Job Description for Refuse, Garbage, and Recyclable Material Collector
Refuse, garbage, and recyclable material collectors are responsible for ensuring that all trash and other material deemed as garbage is cleared from the community in a timely and orderly fashion with minimal disruption for citizens. This position can be physically demanding, so candidates should be in good health and able to stand, walk, and lift up to 50 pounds throughout shifts and on a regular basis.Read More...
This position requires the ability to work on teams and communicate effectively with co-workers as well as supervisors, and these collectors should be able to think quickly and troubleshoot common problems with minimal supervision. They typically work in the community and away from the company’s properties, and must maintain a professional and courteous demeanor at all times. They must also have a basic understanding of recycling and how to separate recyclable goods, as well as the ability to ensure that only approved recyclables are collected.
Safety training must be completed by all employees, and they are also responsible for ensuring that their safety cards are up-to-date throughout the year. A Class-B CDL driver’s license and at least one year of experience operating refuse vehicles are generally required for this position, and knowledge of hazardous materials and non-collectable waste is also necessary. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Refuse, Garbage, and Recyclable Material Collector Tasks
- Transport solid waste to appropriate disposal sites.
- Manually and mechanically collect solid waste.
- Communicate with dispatchers concerning delays, unsafe sites, accidents, equipment breakdowns, or other maintenance problems.
- May drive trucks, following established route.
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