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Recycling Coordinators

Overview

Recycling coordinators manage recycling programs for city, county, or state governments or large organizations, such as colleges or military bases. They work with waste haulers and material recovery facilities to arrange for collecting, sorting, and processing recyclables such as aluminum, glass, and paper from households and businesses. Recycling coordinators are often responsible for educating the public about the value of recycling as well as instructing residents on how to properly separate recyclables in their homes. Recycling coordinators keep records of recycling rates in their municipality and help set goals for diversion of recyclables from the waste stream.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Organized

Problem-Solving

Realistic

Career Ladder
Recycling or Solid Waste Management Consultant

Recycling Coordinator—Large City

Recycling Coordinator—Small Municipality

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