Summary 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.
Tools & Technology
Tools used in this occupation:
|Crushers — Crushing machines; Granulators|
|Hand trucks or accessories — Hand trucks|
|Notebook computers — Laptop computers|
|Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment|
|Sorters — Recyclable material sorters|
Technology used in this occupation:
|Electronic mail software — Email software|
|Internet browser software — Web browser software|
|Office suite software — Microsoft Office software|
|Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel|
|Word processing software — Microsoft Word|
Interest code: EC
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.|
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)|
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.