Human Resources

Recycling Attendant

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is routine work in the separation of recyclable materials from garbage and waste material at a public transfer site.  The attendant assists the user of this service in depositing waste material and garbage into designated containers.  The attendant may also assist equipment operators in transferring compacted materials out of the transfer site.  The work is performed under the general supervision of the site supervisor or equipment operator.  The incumbent does related work, as required.

Opens the collection area to receive materials;
Directs traffic and guides the deposit of waste into proper containers;
Operates a hydraulic unit to compact waste materials;
Assists in the loading and unloading of motor vehicles;
Polices the site area to maintain a clean and litter free condition;
Secures the facility at the close of each day;
Maintains simple records on the number of vehicles using the station’s facilities, the number of containers loaded each day and on the use and performance of station equipment;
Aids residents in proper preparation and separation of recyclable materials;
Bags newspapers, flattens cardboard, crushes glass containers, and flattens aluminum and plastic containers.

The above examples of duties are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND/OR PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:Working knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and equipment employed in the operation of a compact transfer site operation; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to keep simple records; ability to be courteous yet firm with the public; dependability; willingness to work under adverse weather conditions; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is required to walk, talk and hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.