Waste Collector - Part Time

CLASSIFICATION: Technical-Service  

JOB FAMILY: Facilities, Grounds, and Utilities 

JOB CODE: 8553-0001 

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt 


The Waste Collector works as part of the University’s Recycling and Waste Management program. Waste Collectors operate vehicles to collect refuse and recycling across campus and town locations; separate recyclable material; maintain cleanliness of container areas; transport refuse to dump area; maintain trucks in clean and sanitary condition.  


  • Operate various refuse and recycling collection vehicles; operate lifting mechanisms to engage and dump containers into truck and hydraulic packer mechanisms to compress rubbish 
  • Pick up and remove refuse and recyclable material from designated locations in accordance with pre-established schedules 
  • Separate and deposit recyclable material into appropriate receptacles 
  • Transport refuse to dump area; unload refuse; receive certification of weight load at dump area 
  • Maintain cleanliness of container areas; attend to broken bags; transfer material into new bag; report unusual conditions and continuing conditions of littering to supervisor 
  • Receive orders for special material pickups, including scrap metal, tires, asbestos, etc.; operate forklift as needed 
  • Maintain trucks in a clean and sanitary condition; maintain refuse and recycling dumpsters and roll-offs, including washing, touch-up painting and stenciling; assist in repairing metal containers; replace broken parts as needed; clean by steam, wire brush or power sanding 
  • Perform pre-trip inspections on refuse and recycling collection vehicles, as required, including fluids, lights, air brakes, battery terminal, tires, leaks, etc.; maintain daily log 
  • Deliver, set up, and monitor recycling stations for events 
  • Perform preventative maintenance on trash compactors at various locations on campus, including checking hydraulic lines, wiring, grease points, etc. 
  • Perform data collection as needed, e.g. for pilot programs, compost material weights, etc. 

REQUIREMENTS: Pennsylvania Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class B and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check.