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Recycling and Reclamation Workers

Prepare and sort material for recycling.

Quick Facts


Median wages for the broader occupation, Production Workers, All Other, are $18.57 / hour.


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Operate forklifts or other loaders.
  • Operate grinding equipment.
  • Operate recycling equipment.
  • Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing.
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Job Title Examples:

Deconstruction and Decontamination Operator
Recyclable Materials Sorter
Waste Management Recycling Technician

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This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.

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