What these careers are about
This sector covers activities related to solid waste and wastewater management, treatment, and reduction, as well as processing recyclable materials.
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Recycling Workers prepare and sort materials or products for recycling. Identify and remove hazardous substances. Dismantle components of products such as appliances.
Recycling Coordinators supervise curbside and drop-off recycling programs for municipal governments or private firms.
Hazmat Removal Workers identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, or contaminated soil. Specialized training and certification in hazardous materials handling or a confined entry permit are generally required. May operate earth-moving equipment or trucks.
Garbage and Trash Collectors collect and dump refuse or recyclable materials from containers into truck. May drive truck.