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Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors

Collect garbage or recyclables from containers and put them into a truck.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$29.81 / hour    Read more about wages


Above statewide average
Growth rate:  11.9%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Inspect motor vehicles.
  • Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment.
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Operate packing or other material processing equipment.
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Job Title Examples:

Garbage Person
Sanitation Laborer
Rolloff Truck Driver

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