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AHRC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, and will not allow discrimination based  upon age, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation,  socioeconomic background, or any other status prohibited by applicable law.

AHRC IS A DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE.  While on AHRC premises or while conducting business-related activities on AHRC premises or on customer premises, employees may not use, possess, distribute, sell, or be under the influence of alcohol, THC, or illegal drugs. We permit the legal use of prescribed drugs on the job only if they do not impair the ability to perform the essential functions of the job effectively and safely.

TO APPLY: submit an application or a cover letter and resume to: or 5991 Industrial Dr., Athens Ohio 45701

Current Job Openings:

CDL Driver Trainee/Laborer

Driver/Laborers operate trash/recycling trucks on assigned routes and collect trash/recycling from both residential and commercial sources. 

​Job Type: Full-time, Bargaining unit (Union)
8 hour shift, Monday – Friday 6:00am – 2:30pm.
Starting base pay $18.00 per hour plus $2.00 per hour attendance bonus
$2,000 annual CDL bonus

Required Skills:

  • Valid Driver’s License, with a clean driving record

  • Be on-time

  • Be able to read, write, and comprehend route information 

  • Be able to pass a DOT physical and pass a DOT drug and alcohol screening

  • Be able to lift at least 50 - 75 lbs throughout the work day

  • Work weekends, overtime, and early shifts as needed

  • Work in inclement weather in an outdoor environment

  • Other Prefered Skills/Certifications/Experience:

  • Mechanic

  • Operate Equipment to include, but not limited to;

    • Forklift

    • Manlift

    • Skid steer loaders

    • Hydraulic balers


  • PAID tuition at Destiny Truck Driving Academy in Wellston

  • Retirement with 5% matching

  • Family health, dental, and vision insurance, employer pays 80 - 90%

  • 2 weeks of vacation time, 3 personal days, and 2 weeks of sick leave

  • Life insurance

  • Paid holidays (10)

  • Short Term Disability/Long Term Disability

Driver/Laborers operate trash/recycling trucks on assigned routes and collect trash/recycling from both residential and commercial sources. 


  • Follow safe operating practices and procedures

  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times as required

  • Work in a fast paced team environment

  • Serve customers and treat them respectfully

  • Drive and operate rear-load compactor trucks, split-body trucks, straight trucks, and roll-off trucks

  • Load and unload trash/recycling into trucks from dumpsters and trash/recycling cans

  • Perform daily equipment checks and maintenance including cleaning, greasing, and reporting maintenance issues

  • Clean up around trash/recycling collection sites and around the Material Recovery Facility (MRF)

  • Submit weight and volume data for commercial customers

  • Assist with the maintenance of electronic route sheets

  • Submit extra bag and special haul data for billing

  • Sort recycling in the Material Recovery Facility (MRF)

  • Complete all other tasks assigned by the supervisor

Education and Communications Coordinator

The Education and Communications Coordinator implements strategic communications programs and initiatives to improve the public visibility of AHRC and local zero waste efforts, as well as execute social media campaigns to educate the region about waste management and expand our community presence on online platforms. Primary duties will be to develop strategies for the promotion of recycling, including identifying target audiences and the most effective methods of reaching them. You'll also be in charge of reaching out to subject matter experts, potential partners, and key influencers to build connections, secure partnerships and collaborations. Reports directly to the Executive Director.


  • Implement strategic programs and initiatives designed to improve the public visibility of AHRC
  • Conduct tours of the recycling and compost facilities
  • Presentations to groups/schools about recycling and compost
  • Educate the public and our customers about recycling
  • Create, review, and edit promotional materials to ensure consistent messaging and branding across all communications materials
  • Oversee content creation and design of promotional materials and press releases for media and target audiences about recycling and composting
  • Data Analytics that assist with content creation as well as measuring the success of outreach programs and internal processes
  • Execute social media campaigns on online platforms
  • Manage and maintain the company’s website
  • Reach out to businesses, organizations, and potential partners to build relationships and organize events that promote our products/services
  • Write Bids, RFPs, and RFQs for Federal, State, Municipal and Public Institutions
  • Attend and provide support for the AHRC board’s education committee
  • Serve as the supervisor for all Education and Communications employees, including AmeriCorps
  • Create a training and transition plan for future AmeriCorps
  • Complete all other tasks assigned by the Executive Director

Required Skills:

  • Be able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong verbal, visual, and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with spreadsheets and data analytics
  • Ability to create social media content
  • Skilled public speaker

Required Education:
    B.A. in Communications, Public Relations, Education, or Marketing

Job Type:
M-F 8-4:30 with some flexibility, evenings and weekends as required
Supervisory position, exempt from being in the bargaining unit (non-union)

Starting pay commensurate with experience in the $18.27/hr to $20.67/hr range with a regularly scheduled forty hour work week


  • Retirement with up to 5% matching​
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance (company covers up to 90% of premium)
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Two weeks of vacation and three personal days
  • Two weeks of sick leave

For more information or questions email/call:
Crissa Cummings, Human Resources Manager 
Call:740-594-5314 or Text: 740-762-0487

To be considered for this position submit cover letter and resume to: or 5991 Industrial Dr., Athens Ohio 45701

Deadline to apply:
Target hire date is May 31st or before, but the position will remain open until filled

Athens-Hocking Recycling Centers, Inc.