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Recycling Coordinators

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

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

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Management of Personnel Resources

      Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

    • 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.

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    Workplace Documents
    Graphic Literacy
    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Speech Clarity

      The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    • Clerical

      Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

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    • Ohio Annual Salary $53,660/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $25.80/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 7,050
    • Yearly Projected Openings 780
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