Recycling and Reclamation Workers

enviroment - human

Written by Kaleigh Shuler

Overview: Recycling and reclamation workers help prepare and sort through materials to be recycled. They also look for and identify any hazards during the sorting process and remove those hazards during sorting. During the reclamation process they may break down big items such as cars or refrigerators and reduce them to their basic parts so they might also be recycled.

Geographers at work: Geographers have a natural passion for the environment and enjoy working in occupations that help support a healthy environment. With knowledge of environmental hazards as well as sustainability, geographers make great recycling and reclamation workers.

Skills: Environmental hazards, sustainability, physical geography, public safety.