Main Topic: Environment and Society
Secondary Topic: Places and Regions
Overview: Recycling officers are responsible for planning and managing waste reduction policies of local government. These roles are increasing in response to governmental initiatives targeting recycling in recent years. Promoting recycling to the local community through activities in local schools and liaising with local media; Complying with current policy in terms of environment legislation; Encouraging increased recycling in your area; Monitoring and reporting on the use of existing facilities; Managing collection and recycling facilities; Managing budgets and bidding for funding; Working with volunteers, overseeing their recruitment and training; Planning for development of future facilities and strategies; Collecting data and statistics to write reports; Advising local businesses on waste disposal and recycling.
Geographers at work: Human Geographers, Environmental Geographers
Recommended College Courses: Physical Geography, Environmental Management, Human Geography, Regional Geography
Skills: Environmental Management
Written by Christopher Hinojosa