Recycling Program Coordinator

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Note: Salaries and benefits are subject to debate/changes - this is an educated guess at what is affordable and appropriate -- but all the numbers have not been crunched.

Job Description:

  • Maintain and supervise recycling area(s).
  • Train volunteer workers to perform required recycling tasks.
  • Negotiate recycling contracts with recycling vendors.
  • Schedule recycled material pickups with recycling/transportation vendors.
  • Record quantity and weight data from vendors for use in monthly/yearly reports.
  • Organize recycled materials storage in the warehouse (coordinate with Reuse Program).
  • Research and evaluate best environmental practices for material recycling.
  • Research and evaluate markets for recycled materials.
  • Give tours of recycling operation to visitors.
  • Participate in collective management structure.

Job Skills Required:

  • Basic computer knowledge, use of web browser, email and word processor, database and spreadsheet.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Patient and courteous with the public.
  • Forklift operation (training available).
  • Pallet jack operation.
  • Ability to lift at least 50lbs.
  • Volunteer coordination.

Work Hours:

  • Full-time, 32 hours per week.
  • Tuesday thru Friday, 10:30am to 7:30pm (plus meetings, with some flexibility)


  • $1368 per month, 96 hours combined vacation and sick time per year, healthcare and dental plan.

Application Deadline:

  • Applications due by August 15, 2003. Job starts September 1, 2003.