Recycling Coordinators

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

Median Annual Wage: $46,690

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (47%); Bachelor's degree (30%); Associate's degree (23%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Heavy Equipment Supervisor; Recycle Coordinator; Recycling Coordinator; Recycling Director; Recycling Manager; Recycling Program Manager; Recycling Specialist; Route Supervisor; Solid Waste Division Supervisor; Waste Reduction Coordinator

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  • Maintain logs of recycling materials received or shipped to processing companies.
  • Supervise recycling technicians, community service workers, or other recycling operations employees or volunteers.
  • Review customer requests for service to determine service needs and deploy appropriate resources to provide service.
  • Provide training to recycling technicians or community service workers on topics such as safety, solid waste processing, or general recycling operations.
  • Identify or investigate new opportunities for materials to be collected and recycled.

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  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

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