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Landfill Tech

Career Overview

Prepare and sort materials or products for recycling. Identify and remove hazardous substances. Dismantle components of products such as appliances.

Career Outlook

Projections 2022-2030

New job opportunities are very likely in the future. With a
9% Percent change.

2020 Employment


2030 Employment


What training is needed?

People starting in this career usually have:

  • No formal educational credential
  • No work experience
  • Less than 1 month on-the-job training

What does a typical day look like?

  • Sort recyclable materials.
  • Decontaminate equipment or sites to remove hazardous or toxic substances.
  • Load materials into production equipment.
  • Clean work areas.
  • Operate recycling equipment.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2055370
Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.