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Recycling Coordinators - 53-1042.01

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Heavy Equipment Supervisor
  • Recycle Coordinator
  • Recycling Coordinator
  • Recycling Manager
  • Recycling Program Manager
  • Recycling Specialist
  • Route Supervisor
  • Solid Waste Division Supervisor
  • Waste Reduction Coordinator

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


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

Detailed Work Activities

  • Develop program goals or plans.
  • Direct material handling or moving activities.
  • Direct passenger or freight transport activities.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
  • Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with safety, quality, or service standards.
  • Investigate crimes committed within organizations.
  • Negotiate contracts for transportation, distribution, or logistics services.
  • Operate packing or other material processing equipment.
  • Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment.
  • Plan implementation or promotion of recycling programs.
  • Plan work operations.
  • Record details of deliveries or shipments.
  • Review customer information.
  • Schedule operational activities.
  • Train transportation or material moving personnel.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Cannon Crewmember (Army - Enlisted)
  • Cavalry Scout (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Medic Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Hazardous Material/Hazardous Waste (HM/HW) Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Hazardous Material/Hazardous Waste (HM/HW) Staff Noncommissioned Officer/Noncommissioned Officer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Intelligence Analyst (Army - Enlisted)
  • Military Police (Army - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Recycling Coordinator (Prison Only)

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Superintendent, Sanitation