Job Summary

Performs various tasks in a landfill including containing loose refuse to prevent scattering and directing traffic at the landfill. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.


  • Must be able to pass a background check (No felonies in the past 7 years)

  • Must be able to pass a Drug Test

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manually picks up windblown paper from periphery of landfill.

  • Carries a large plastic trash bag and walks along the fenced border of the landfill, as well as on exterior land adjacent to the public property.

  • Pulls paper from the fence and lifts loose paper from the ground, depositing refuse in bag until full. Uses mobile vacuum to gather loose paper and refuse.

  • Drives tractor pulling vacuum along the fenced border of the landfill, as well as on the exterior land adjacent to the public property.

  • When destination is reached, parks and descends the tractor. Grasps the vacuum hose handle and guides to vacuum loose paper from the fence and ground.

  • When the immediate area is vacuumed, ascends the tractor cab and drives forward. Parks and descends the cab, repeating the vacuum process as necessary.

  • Repeats these steps, working around the outer edge of the landfill.

  • During the summer months, when traffic at landfill is extraordinarily heavy, the laborer is stationed at the landfill entrance in a chair to direct the traffic.

  • Directs the flow of trucks.

  • Communicates with the drivers verbally or by hand signals.

  • Lifts construction materials for projects related to site maintenance i.e., lumber, bags of concrete mix, hand tools, etc.

  • Uses hand tools such as shovels, picks, axes and chain saws.

  • Manually separates metal, white goods, lumber and cardboard from trash on tipping floor at landfills with transfer station.

Working Conditions:

This position involves considerable physical exertion, such as lifting of heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) on a highly frequent basis and/or assuming awkward positions for long periods of time. There are frequent exposures to very extreme levels of air pollution, or substances, and hot/cold.

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