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Recycling Officer

Recycling Officer

Recycling Officer 

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 mediaComplying with current policy in terms of environment legislationEncouraging increased recycling in your areaMonitoring and reporting on the use of existing facilitiesManaging collection and recycling facilitiesManaging budgets and bidding for fundingWorking with volunteers, overseeing their recruitment and trainingPlanning for development of future facilities and strategiesCollecting data and statistics to write reportsAdvising 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 

Occupation Group: Green Jobs

Learn more about Recycling Officer from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/green/greencareers.htm

Written by Christopher Hinojosa