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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.

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

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

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

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

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Occupational Interest
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.
 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.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Value
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.

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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 (2013) $21.99 hourly, $45,750 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
Employment (2012) 172,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Average (8% to 14%) Average (8% to 14%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 61,900
State trends Employment Trends
Top industries (2012)
Transportation and Warehousing (32% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "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.

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Job Openings on the Web

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