Residential Recycle Driver

Job Description

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Be a Champion for Your Community! Our people make a difference and leave the world a cleaner and more beautiful place. We thrive on developing our employees to take their careers to new heights and explore opportunities perhaps never imagined. We are proud to provide cost-effective and environmentally sound solutions for waste/recycling collection, transportation, processing and disposal. We truly are an environmental services company, and we are looking for our next environmental hero who has the entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to support our company mission: Every day, Driven to Deliver Service First, Safety Always.

General Purpose of Job:

Operate recycle truck and collect recyclable materials on a designated route 

Essential Functions:

  • Perform safety checks, pre-trip and post-trip inspections to ensure safe operating condition
  • Refuel trucks and add fluids, as needed
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, safety and maintenance procedures
  • Complete any needed reports for defective equipment
  • Drive to disposal sites to empty trucks
  • Drive trucks along established routes through residential streets, alleys and business areas
  • Operate automated or semi-operated hoisting devices that raise refuse bins and dump contents into openings in truck bodies
  • Dismount truck to collect garbage and remount the truck to ride to next collection
  • Communicate with dispatchers concerning delays, unsafe routes, accidents, equipment breakdowns
  • Keep informed of weather conditions 

Equipment/Tools Used: Trucks, seat belts, vehicle inspection equipment

Protective Clothing & Equipment Used: Reflective vest, gloves, steel-toe boots

Special Skills, Education or Licensure Required:

  • Driver must pass DOT physical and drug screen
  • Driver must meet Motor Vehicle Records standards set by company
  • Driver must possess a minimum Class B CDL
  • Driver must have 3 years driving experience... 


  • Occasional exposure to extreme temperatures
  • May be exposed to solvents, chemicals and refuse
  • May be exposed to other risks associated with working around machines, tools, and trucks


  • Ability to operate trucks and other equipment as needed
  • Ability to frequently lift or carry containers, recycling bins, or loose materials to truck; which may result in twisting, pulling, pushing and bending, depending on the material and collection vehicle type
  • Ability to climb, bend or stand for an extended period of time. In addition, individuals must be able to reach above shoulders and lift a minimum of 50 pounds