Job Center

Job Center

Jobs in the waste and recycling industry provide desirable job benefits such as flexible hours, bonuses, education and training opportunities, as well as opportunities for advancement in the field. Most drivers, mechanics and welders also receive comprehensive benefits including health insurance. Right now, we need skilled, enthusiastic workers to fill the many available positions at our member companies. Find the right job at our Career Center.

Job Seekers

Whether you’re looking for a new job, or you’re ready to take the next step in your career, we’ll help you find the opportunity that’s right for you. Join the hundreds of thousands of men and women working in this exciting field, providing essential services and protecting the environment and public health. Our Career Center, which is a community with hundreds of jobs, helps workers find jobs and our member companies recruit top talent.


Invest yourself in a career where you can succeed and grow. Take the first step. Join us.

Visit the career pages of our members to explore open opportunities within America’s dynamic waste and recycling industries:

Types of Positions

Core Opportunities

Waste and recycling companies offer many opportunities in collecting and managing waste and recyclables. Our member companies hire all types of drivers, helpers, technicians, maintenance crew members, facility maintenance and upkeep staff, welders, heavy equipment operators, materials processors and more. There are also supervisory and managerial positions overseeing these core activities.

Environmental Experts

In addition to picking up and managing trash and recycling, America’s waste industry employs environmental scientists, engineers, biologists, geologists, civil engineers and soil experts to protect today’s environment while developing more sustainable waste management practices. Some of the most groundbreaking environmental technology being used today drives positions like gas technicians, hazardous materials experts and landfill gas operators.

Business Professionals

Our member companies employ thousands of dedicated professionals who help maneuver the ever-changing business of the waste landscape. Career paths include common disciplines such as engineering, IT, procurement, accounting, human resources, operations management, sales and marketing, as well as fields unique to our field such as environmental consulting.

For Employers

As the driver and mechanic talent pool becomes more competitive, the Association has developed partnerships with other industries in trucking and manufacturing to provide resources and best practices in the recruitment and retention of drivers and mechanics. View some of those resources below:

Jobs Center

The National Waste & Recycling Association Jobs Center is the premier electronic recruitment resource for the waste and recycling industry. Here, employers and recruiters can access the most qualified talent pool with relevant work experience to fulfill staffing needs.

Questions? Contact Jobs Center staff:

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