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GREEN WASTE RECYCLING, VP: Day to Day Activities

About this video 

Andrew is the Vice President of Business Development for a Green Waste Recycling company. Andrew goes into detail about what he typically does on an average day, his career choices and some things he wished he knew before starting his career.

School: University of Maryland
Degree: Speech Communications
Job Title: VP Business Development
Employer: Vision Recycling

Job Summary: Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors

Job Description

Refuse and recyclable material collectors gather garbage and recyclables from homes and businesses to transport to a dump, landfill, or recycling center. Many collectors lift garbage cans by hand and empty them into their truck. Some collectors drive the garbage or recycling truck along a scheduled route. When collecting materials from a dumpster, drivers use a hydraulic lift to empty contents of the dumpster into their truck.

On-the-Job Training

Initial on-the-job training can be expected.

Additional Info

Depending on the size of the truck, refuse and recyclable material collectors who drive the truck may have to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Getting a CDL requires passing written, skills, and vision tests.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$20,000 - $60,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 28 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Outdoor, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Likes working with hands, Strength/stamina

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m='49750'>in</span> <span m='49860'>restaurants</span> <span m='50810'>and</span> <span m='51110'>was</span> <span m='51370'>thinking</span> <span m='51760'>about</span> <span m='52900'>going</span> <span m='53200'>into</span> <span m='53580'>hotel</span> <span m='54140'>and</span> <span m='54250'>restaurant</span> <span m='54990'>management,</span> <span m='56970'>and</span> <span m='57200'>then</span> <span m='57610'>also</span> <span m='59580'>dabbled</span> <span m='60100'>in</span> <span m='60210'>advertising,</span> <span m='61630'>working</span> <span m='61970'>for</span> <span m='62160'>an</span> <span m='62250'>ad</span> <span m='62430'>agency.</span> <span m='63210'>What</span> <span m='63460'>led</span> <span m='63760'>me</span> <span m='63990'>to</span> <span m='64200'>my</span> <span m='64390'>current</span> <span m='64890'>job,</span> <span m='65330'>actually,</span> <span m='65920'>was</span> <span m='66270'>just</span> <span m='67090'>a</span> <span 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