Refuse Collectors

Refuse collectors gather garbage and other discarded materials set out by customers along designated routes in urban and rural communities and transport the materials to sanitary landfills or incinerator plants for disposal. Refuse collectors may specialize in collecting certain types of material, such as recyclable glass, newsprint, or aluminum. There are approximately 149,000 refuse and recyclable materials collectors working in the United States.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Outdoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • English
  • Physical Education
  • Technical/Shop
Skills
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Athletic
  • Hands On
  • Realistic
Licensure/Certification Required

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