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Recycling Tech

Career Overview

Collect and dump refuse or recyclable materials from containers into truck. May drive truck.

Career Outlook

Projections 2022-2030

New job opportunities are very likely in the future. With a
12% 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?

  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Inspect motor vehicles.
  • Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment.
  • Operate packing or other material processing equipment.
  • Dispose of trash or waste materials.

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.