Details Report for:
53-1021.01 - Recycling Coordinators
Supervise curbside and drop-off recycling programs for municipal governments or private firms.
This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.
- 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.
Tools used in this occupation:
|Crushers — Crushing machines; Granulators|
|Hand trucks or accessories — Hand trucks|
|Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines|
|Laser printers — Computer laser printers|
|Notebook computers — Laptop computers|
|Packaging compactors — Cardboard balers|
|Pallet trucks — Pallet jacks|
|Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment|
|Pocket calculator — Handheld calculators|
|Sorters — Recyclable material sorters|
|Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems|
Technology used in this occupation:
|Calendar and scheduling software — Work scheduling software|
|Data base user interface and query software — Microsoft Access|
|Electronic mail software — Email software|
|Internet browser software — Web browser software|
|Office suite software — Microsoft Office software|
|Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint|
|Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel|
|Word processing software — Microsoft Word|
|78||Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.|
|50||Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.|
|28||Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.|
|17||Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.|
|11||Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.|
|0||Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.|
|78||Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.|
|72||Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.|
|72||Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.|
|72||Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.|
|58||Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.|
|45||Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.|
Wages & Employment Trends
Median wages data collected from First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand.
Employment data collected from First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand.
Industry data collected from First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand.
|Median wages (2012)||$21.72 hourly, $45,180 annual|
|Employment (2012)||172,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2012-2022)||Average (8% to 14%)|
|Projected job openings (2012-2022)||61,900|
|Top industries (2012)||
Transportation and Warehousing (32% employed in this sector)
Wholesale Trade (20%)
State & National
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012 wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.