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John Culbertson

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Walt Davenport

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Recycling Cart Monitor

Job Location: Orange County, Florida
Position: Recycling Cart Monitor
Compensation: $12.50 per hour
Hours: (Approximate) 5:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Wednesdays for four months, anticipated to be mid-October through January, 2021. (some days may go longer; additional days may be available on an as-needed basis)

About the Firm: MSW Consultants is a consulting firm specializing in the waste management and recycling industry. We work with city and county governments to optimize collection, recycling, composting, diversion, and funding programs. We passionately believe that doing our job right will benefit not only our clients but also the taxpayer and the environment. Visit our website at www.mswconsultants.com for more information.
Project: Our team supports governmental entities in assessing and improving the quality of materials put out for collection in the residential recycling carts. We are currently working on projects for Orange County and the City of Apopka providing field audits of curbside recycling carts.
Position: The Recycling Monitor is a key position in the success of improving the marketability of collected recyclables. Two-person teams of Recycling Monitors will be deployed to residential neighborhoods all in an assigned area to walk from driveway to driveway while inspecting the contents of the 95-gallon, lidded recycling carts that residents use to hold their recyclable paper, cardboard, bottles, and cans. In particular, Recycling Monitors will grade how accurately each household has adhered to the recycling program and will place informational tags on the carts based on the outcome of each inspection.
Recycling Monitors hired from this posting will be expected to perform inspections every Wednesday for a period of sixteen weeks. Recycling Monitors will meet in a central location to obtain their assigned neighborhood, monitoring supplies and handheld device, travel to the neighborhood with their teammate, spend up to six hours (approximately 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) performing inspections in their assigned neighborhood, return to the MSW Consultants office (or other pre-determined location) to turn in supplies and handheld devices and check out for the day.
The successful candidate will be capable of and responsible for the following:

  • Reporting to headquarters or meeting location by the established time, estimated to be 5:45-6:00 a.m. depending on neighborhoods being inspected each day;
  • Wearing appropriate attire, to be further discussed during training. Employee shall provide good walking shoes and pants/walking shorts (no low-hanging pants/shorts allowed). MSW Consultants will provide safety vest or high-vis uniform shirt and a sun hat, tool for recording data, drink cooler with ice, and tool belt for carrying supply of cart tags on foot, to be distributed each morning and returned at the end of each shift. Rain ponchos and umbrellas will be provided if necessary. Face masks, nitrile/latex gloves and hand sanitizer will be provided and COVID-19 specific protocol will be followed as covered in training.
  • Visually inspect recycling carts at 60-80 households per hour for 5-7 hours per day by:
    • Lift the lid of the cart with a gloved hand,
    • Visually assess materials in relation to acceptable materials learned during training,
    • Attach one of three tags provided, as determined based on information learned during training,
    • Record findings efficiently in phone app,
  • Work as a team to complete the assigned areas for each day, being respectful of team members and citizens.

Training: MSW Consultants will provide a paid, formal training program for all recruits. Training will combine classroom review and field inspection practices. Training will encompass:

  • Recycling program and set-out allowances
  • Definitions of allowable recyclable materials as well as unacceptable materials that residents often mistakenly try to recycle
  • Health and safety practices for working outdoors
  • Communication strategies for interacting with random residents who may be encountered during the inspections
  • Cart auditing procedures
  • Proper interpretation of maps for identifying the neighborhood blocks to be audited each day
  • Use of phone app for recording the outcome of every cart inspection, organized by specific street address
  • COVID-19 specific office and cart monitor protocols to be followed
  • Other best practices to make the program efficient, accurate, and successful

Minimum Qualifications and Abilities:

  • Familiar with iPhones, Android phones, or other handheld devices for use in finding addresses and inputting the result of individual cart inspections in a customized app
  • Capable of learning extensive details about a specific recycling program so that the Monitor can communicate these details to residents if encountered during the job
  • Friendly and capable of interacting with random residents who may be curious, or even potentially unsupportive of their recycling carts being inspected
  • Ability to walk several miles per day intermittently
  • Able to read and speak English clearly; bi-lingual (Spanish) speakers are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Must have clarity of vision, three-dimensional vision, and good peripheral vision
  • Attentive to health and safety practices while working outdoors in residential neighborhoods, maintaining good hydration and avoiding risks associated with moving vehicles
  • Regular attendance is required; tardiness is not acceptable and missed work days must be arranged and approved in advance

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