Athens-Hocking Recycling Centers, Inc. 

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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