Refuse Collector Resume Samples

A Refuse Collector takes responsibility for gathering garbage and other discarded materials that are discarded by customers. Typical work tasks associated to this role are listed on the Refuse Collector Resume as – picking up trash and recyclables along designated routes through city or town, driving the garbage or recycling trucks, operating hydraulic lifts to pick containers; manually deposit trash into the vehicle, transporting the trash or refuse in allotted location; and collecting specific types of materials from construction or manufacturing plants.

Those in this line should have good mechanical, coordination, and time management skills. The collectors should be in good physical condition and have the ability to work in various changing weather conditions. Customer service skills are vital, besides, they should be willing to work during early morning hours and be able to drive on the scheduled route with utmost care. While formal education is not a must, possessing a CDL to operate a garbage truck is mandatory.

Refuse Collector Resume example

Refuse Collector Resume

Summary : As a Refuse Collector, responsible for the removal of household refuse and debris in the City. Collects refuse and recycling items from facilities, lands, including parks.

Skills : Customer Service Skills, Physical Strength, and Stamina.

Description :

  • Inspected trucks prior to beginning routes to ensure safe operating conditions.
  • Refueled trucks and adds other necessary fluids, such as oil.
  • Filled out any needed reports for defective equipment.
  • Drove to disposal sites to empty trucks that have been filled.
  • Drove trucks along established routes through residential streets and alleys, or through business and industrial areas.
  • Operated equipment that compresses the collected refuse.
  • Operated automated or semi-automated hoisting devices that raise refuse bins and dump contents into openings in truck bodies.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
High School Diploma


Refuse Collector Resume

Objective : Refuse Collector with 2+ years of experience in Performing responsible unskilled work in the collection of solid waste; does related work as required. Work performed under immediate supervision.

Skills : Dump Contents, Customer Service Skills.

Description :

  • Picked up recycle items riding along curbside in a truck.
  • Manually collected carts and dumps into the rear loader trucks.
  • Loaded refuse onto trucks; the Cleaned area around cans. 
  • Cleaned refuse truck and equipment; Cleaned, repaired, dismantled, washed & assembled solid waste carts.
  • Ensured all litter from the collection of the cart is removed from the curb.
  • Picked up refuse containers, trash, recyclable's, etc. from residence or business establishments and dumps into the truck.
  • Operated packer equipment.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
GED


Refuse Collector Resume

Summary : Seeking a Refuse Collector position with an outstanding career opportunity that will offer a rewarding work environment along with a winning team that will fully utilize management skills.

Skills : Including Physical Fitness, Stamina, the Ability to Manage Related Occupational Hazards.

Description :

  • Operated a rear-load trash truck on various routes in and out of town.
  • Replaced lids, cleans the area around cans.
  • Picked up discarded furniture, household appliances, limbs, brush, leaves, and other items placed at the curbside.
  • Directed traffic and guided truck operators in congested areas.
  • Helped unload the truck at the disposal site. Loads refuse, trash, and brush into a refuse collection truck.
  • Cleaned sanitation truck after completing the daily route.
  • Performed routine maintenance on sanitation trucks.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Diploma

Refuse Collector Resume

Objective : As a Refuse Collector, manually collects refuse and recyclables and assists with maintenance of Solid Waste Division equipment and vehicles in accordance with safety regulations and procedures.

Skills : Adequate Mechanical Knowledge, Good Organizational Skills, and Good Communication Skills.

Description :

  • Collected Garbage on a garbage route with a crew on a garbage truck.
  • Inspected trucks prior to beginning routes to ensure safe operating condition Refuel trucks or add other fluids, such as oil or brake fluid Fill out.
  • Used the semi-automated system on the collection vehicle, lifting the wheeled carts such that 100% of contents are placed in a collection vehicle.
  • Placed the wheeled carts back on the curb neatly, and in such a way as to not block pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
  • Collected bags and heavy containers of yard debris, leaves, weeds, grass clippings, shrubs, small stumps, and small tree branches from curbs and loading them in a collection vehicle.
  • Collected scrap metal items and electronics from curbs and loading them in a collection vehicle.
  • Collected bulk refuse, including furniture, mattresses, brush, tree limbs (up to 8 feet long) from curbs, and loading them in a collection vehicle.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Bachelors Degree In Refuse Collector

Refuse Collector Resume

Summary : Over 2-4 years of experience in refuse collection or related. Successfully pass all entry-level testing and assessments. Responsible for the ability to read and understand written instructions; understanding simple processes and routine operations of machines.

Skills : Ability to Manage Related Occupational Hazards, Good Time Management Skills, Teamwork.

Description :

  • Operated equipment that compresses the collected refuse.
  • Inspected trucks prior to beginning routes to ensure safe operating conditions, Refuels trucks and adds other necessary fluids, such as oil.
  • Cleaned trucks R or compactor bodies after routes have been completed and trucks emptied at disposal sites.
  • Communicated with dispatchers concerning delays, unsafe sites, accidents, equipment breakdowns, and other maintenance problems.
  • Collected refused and recycled items from facilities, lands, including parks. Responsible for riding on the back on a collection vehicle.
  • Assembled, cleaned, lifted, labeled, and inventorying wheeled carts used in the recycling and refuse programs.
  • Collected wheeled carts from curbs and bringing them to the collection vehicle.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Diploma

Refuse Collector Resume

Summary : Motivated and highly productive Refuse Collector professional with a research background. Adept at building and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers and clients through outstanding interpersonal skills.

Skills : Good Time Management Skills, Teamwork, Adequate Mechanical Knowledge.

Description :

  • Assisted driver with routine maintenance and cleaning of vehicles and tools to include pressure washing and sanitizing.
  • Served as back up to co-workers.
  • Collected garbage and yard trash from residential homes or businesses;
  • Ensured complete removal of all acceptable.
  • Followed safety procedures, utilized safety equipment, and monitored work environment to ensure the safety of employees.
  • Collected miscellaneous items at requested sites and disposes of material appropriately.
  • Assisted driver with routine maintenance and cleaning of vehicles and tools to include pressure washing and sanitizing.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Diploma

Refuse Collector Resume

Summary : Highly motivated Refuse Collector Professional seeking a challenging and rewarding position utilizing the personal skills and experience possessed to further enhance and succeed in the company's best interest.

Skills : Customer Service, Good Organizational and, Communication Skills

Description :

  • Operated packing mechanism.
  • Performed custodial tasks in the general housekeeping of the facility, including sweeping and, cleaning floors.
  • Maintained appearance of facility grounds by clearing debris and sweeping curbs/walkways.
  • Maintained work unit files and records. Removed household refuse from residences.
  • Removed yard debris from residences.
  • Removed metal or white goods (bulky items) from residences.
  • Collected garbage and yard trash from residential homes or businesses.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
High School Diploma

Refuse Collector Resume

Summary : Motivated and highly productive Refuse Collector professional. Knowledge of sideloading sanitation truck operation and/or automated debris collection equipment, including mechanical aspects, moving parts, and operation of the tippers.

Skills : Physical Fitness, Stamina, the Ability to Manage Related Occupational Hazards.

Description :

    1. Assisted driver with routine maintenance and cleaning of vehicles and tools to include pressure washing and sanitizing.
    2. Served as back up to co-workers.
    3. Collected garbage and yard trash from residential homes or businesses; ensure complete removal of all acceptable.
    4. Followed safety procedures, utilized safety equipment, and monitored work environment to ensure the safety of employees.
    5. Collected miscellaneous items at requested sites and disposes of material appropriately.
    6. Assisted driver with routine maintenance and cleaning of vehicles and tools to include pressure washing and sanitizing.
    7. Served as back up to co-workers.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Diploma

Refuse Collector Resume

Summary : Highly motivated Refuse Collector Professional seeking a challenging and rewarding position utilizing the personal skills and experience possessed to further enhance and succeed in the company's best interest.

Skills : Computer Delivery ExperienceSupervisor, Customer Service, Inventory Control, Heavy Equipment Operator.

Description :

    1. Operated packing mechanism.
    2. Performed custodial tasks in the general housekeeping of the facility, including sweeping and, cleaning floors.
    3. Maintained appearance of facility grounds by clearing debris and sweeping curbs/walkways.
    4. Maintained work unit files and records. Removed household refuse from residences.
    5. Removed yard debris from residences.
    6. Removed metal or white goods (bulky items) from residences.
    7. Collected garbage and yard trash from residential homes or businesses; ensure complete removal of all acceptable.
                          Years of Experience
                          Experience
                          10+ Years
                          Experience Level
                          Level
                          Senior
                          Education
                          Education
                          High School Diploma

                          Refuse Collector Resume

                          Headline :

                          Results-driven, achievement-oriented, and self-directed Refuse Collector professional, highly effective diagnosing key issues and solving complex operational problems within multi-agency, mid-tier, and rapidly growing fast-paced enterprise environments. 

                          Skills :

                          Excess Garbage, Empty Trucks, Compactor Bodies.

                          Description :

                            1. Operated front-end, rear-end, side-loader and roll-off trucks for various commercial and residential routes.
                            2. Operated all equipment in a safe and efficient way complying with all relevant policies and procedures.
                            3. Conducted daily safety and maintenance checks.
                            4. Cleaned trucks as scheduled and required.
                            5. Assured truck and equipment is safely and securely stored.
                            6. Collected garbage on an assigned route as scheduled.
                            7. Referred residents who inquired about bulk pick up.
                            8. Participated in daily team meetings to discuss scheduled work assignments.
                          Years of Experience
                          Experience
                          5-7 Years
                          Experience Level
                          Level
                          Executive
                          Education
                          Education
                          High School Diploma In CTC