Collection/Recycling Center Attendant

September 2, 2023
York, SC
Job Type



York County is located in the Piedmont region, between the Broad River and the Catawba River. Its diverse landscape is home to family-friendly towns/cities, a progressive urban region and lakefront communities. We are excited that you want to join our team and recognize that our employees are the foundation for our success.

Mission Statement - York County provides quality public services in an open, efficient, and responsive manner.

Vision Statement - York County provides an environment where all citizens and businesses can thrive and succeed.

York County Solid Waste Collection & Recycling is actively seeking individuals to join our team. Solid Waste Collection & Recycling supports the operation of 16 Collection & Recycling Centers throughout the county by providing solid waste and recycling opportunities for York County residents, in an effort to meet the waste reduction and recycling goals set by the SC Solid Waste Management Policy Act. York County established the recycling program in 1993 and is recognized as one of the best in the state of South Carolina.

The following links are provided to learn more out the Solid Waste Collection & Recycling Department:
Solid Waste Collection & Recycling (Center Locations & Operating Hours) | York, SC (

Solid Waste Collection & Recycling (Center Locations & Operating Hours) | York, SC (

YorkCountySC Recycling - YouTube

York County Recycling--Full Material Recovery Facility Video - YouTube


We invite you to apply to join our team as a Collection & Recycling Center Attendant in the Solid Waste Collection and Recycling division. This is a temporary position that will fill in at the Collection & Recycling Center sites located throughout York County as needed. with the possibility of moving into a permanent part time position at a regular site. The purpose of this position is to provide guidance and assistance to the citizens delivering waste and recyclable materials to County Collection & Recycling Centers. Monitors container volumes and maintains site appearance and safety; and maintains accurate records.

Work Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and/or Saturday, 7:00 am - 1:00 pm or 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm.


The essential functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

  • Coordinates the opening and closing of the centers, and provide information and assistance to the general public.
  • Provides professional customer service to citizens; including answering citizen questions related to proper disposal and recycling, notifying citizens of upcoming special events or policy changes, and encouraging citizen participation in recycling.
  • Monitors and screens all waste and recyclable materials delivered by residents to centers and ensure materials are placed in appropriate containers.
  • Directs traffic at the centers as needed.
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date records and logs of daily activities
  • Ensures the center and surrounding areas are clean and orderly. Removes trash and debris and cleans buildings as necessary.
  • Monitors two-way radios, provides assistance to callers and answers telephone calls as needed.
  • Assists with unloading recycle and household waste containers as requested.
  • Inspects, cleans and maintains assigned equipment and tools, and notify supervisor of necessary maintenance and repair needs.
  • Assists with other division and department functions as assigned.
  • Operates compactors, rakes, hoes, garden forks, hose pipes, hand sprayers, cleaning supplies, and additional hand tools.
  • Performs all duties in accordance with all County policies and procedures, standards of quality and safety, and all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.



  • High School Graduation or GED equivalent.

Applicants with equivalent experience and/or education may be considered.



Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

  • Performs light to medium work that involves walking or standing virtually all of the time and also involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of the fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of mechanical or electronic office or shop machines or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.


    Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.
    Involves routine and frequent exposure to:

  • Bright/dim light; Dusts and pollen.
  • Extreme heat and/or cold; Wet or humid conditions.
  • Extreme noise levels, Animals/wildlife.
  • Vibration; Fumes and/or noxious odors.
  • Traffic; Moving machinery.
  • Electrical shock; Heights.
  • Radiation; Disease/pathogens.


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York County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.


May be required to work nights, weekends, holidays and emergencies (man-made or natural) to meet the business needs of the County.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of essential functions and responsibilities that are required of an employee for this job. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with established policies, procedures and safe work practices. Each employee must follow safety training and instructions provided by their supervisor. Each employee must also properly wear and maintain all personal protective equipment required for their job. Finally, each employee must immediately report any unsafe work practices or unsafe conditions as well as any on-the-job injury or illnesses.

Every manager/supervisor is responsible for enforcing all safety rules and regulations. In addition, they are responsible for ensuring that a safe work environment is maintained, safe work practices are followed and employees are properly trained.

Closing Date/Time: 2023-09-13

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