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.

Pay:  Total Compensation Package $35,000-$60,000 a year
Starting base pay $16.50 per hour with 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 4% matching

  • Family health, dental, and vision insurance, employer pays 85%

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

  • Life insurance

  • Paid federal 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

Athens-Hocking Recycling Centers, Inc. (AHRC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, with a mission to: Collect and process recyclable materials in the greater southeast Ohio area in order to  create a cleaner, safer, and better place to live.  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.

Organics Processor (Compost)  


The Organics Processor manages AHRC’s compost facility and collection.   Reports directly to the Executive Director.


Management of compost piles including moving, temperature management, moisture management, and documentation of the process

Seek continuing education about composting and suggest improvements to the processes

Complete Daily Composting Facility Log of Operations as required by the EPA and Health Department

Take and log compost temperatures on a daily basis, make adjustments to active piles based on results to create optimum composting conditions

Monitors the leachate system

Note and take steps to correct compost contamination at the source

Screen compost as needed

Maintain a clean and safe compost facility

Take and submit testing samples for analysis lab, following

Provide compost customers with technical information about the compost

Build relationships with customers to promote composting collection and sales

Load and deliver finished compost

Create yearly EPA compost report and submit

Communicate with and comply with the Athens County Health Department 

Pickup compost on scheduled pickup days (City of Athens, residential and businesses)

Create & maintain efficiencies for existing routes for compost pickup

Collection of Used Cooking Oil (UCO) solids

Clean compost buckets and carts

Maintain compost equipment including the skid-steer, trucks, trailer, and hoses.

Complete all other tasks assigned by the supervisor, including helping on the recycling sorting line, and with trash/recycling collection and processing as needed

Required Skills:

Strong verbal and written communication skills, and good administrative and organizational skills

Must be self motivated and able to work alone

Must be safety conscious

Must be able to meet physical demands that include but are not limited to lifting up to 50lbs and work in inclement weather

Capable of maintaining digital records and creating reports for regulatory agencies

Valid driver's license

Ability to drive a truck with a trailer

Operate; Skid-steer loader, front-end loader, forklift, screener, shredder, and other related equipment

Required Education:

Degree/Certification in agricultural field of study, crop or soil science, or equivalent experience in a composting processing function, farm, or landscaping.

Ohio Compost Operator Education Course (or attain within probationary period)

Other Prefered Skills/Certifications/Experience:

Class B CDL

Previous experience with a EPA certified compost facility

Job Type: Full-time, Bargaining unit (Union)

8 hour shift, Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm.

Overtime and weekends as required

Pay: $16.50 per hour (Starting base pay $15.00 per hour + $1.50/hr attendance bonus)


  • Retirement with up to 4% matching
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Paid Holidays (Ten)

To Apply: Send Resume and Cover Letter to: crissa@athenshockingrecycle.org or mail/in person at 5991 Industrial Dr. Athens, Ohio 45701

Athens-Hocking Recycling Centers, Inc.