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Top 50 Refuse Collector Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Refuse Collector. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Refuse Collector resumes they appeared on. For example, 15.4% of Refuse Collector resumes contained Garbage Truck as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Refuse Collector actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Refuse Collector:

1. Garbage Truck

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Here's how Garbage Truck is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Cleaned garbage trucks daily to ensure sanitary working vehicle, removed litter from interior and washed down exterior.
  • Dismounted garbage trucks to collect garbage and remount trucks to ride to the next collection point.
  • Gather separated recycling materials and dumps them into recycling bins on garbage truck.
  • Collected towns refuse, drove garbage truck and performed basic water operations.
  • Assisted and helped with the operations of garbage truck.
  • Operate garbage disposal truck Responsible for picking up trash and loading into garbage truck
  • disposed any garbage laying alongside the curbside of the road into garbage truck

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2. Safety Procedures

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Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Comply with prescribed safety procedures or federal laws regulating waste disposal methods.
  • Followed safety procedures, utilized safety equipment, and monitored word environment to ensuresafety of others.

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3. Dump Contents

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Here's how Dump Contents is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Operate hoisting device as well as hydraulic wench to raise refuse bin and dump contents into truck opening.
  • Operated automated hoisting devices that raise refuse bins and dump contents into truck body.

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4. Beginning Routes

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Here's how Beginning Routes is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Inspect trucks prior to beginning routes to ensure safe operating condition.
  • Inspect trucks prior to beginning routes to ensure safety.

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5. Disposal Sites

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Here's how Disposal Sites is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Record numbers of containers stored at disposal sites, specifying amounts or types of equipment or waste disposed.

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6. Residential Streets

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Here's how Residential Streets is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Collected refuse along established routes through residential streets, alleys, through business and industrial areas.
  • Established routes, through residential streets or alleys or though business or industrial areas.

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7. Refuse Truck

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Here's how Refuse Truck is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Checked assigned refuse truck; report mechanical or other problems to a superior; operate truck in refuse collection activities.
  • Determine if residential waste meets company, and safety policy, dispose waste into company refuse truck.
  • Assist driver in movement of refuse truck in alleys and street pick up locations.
  • Operated Refuse truck controls- Disposed of residential waste and recyclables- General up keep of truck
  • Conducted daily inspection of refuse truck and report mechanical or other problems.
  • Checked assigned refuse truck; reported mechanical or other problems to superior.
  • Operated refuse truck on routes throughout city in commercial and residential neighborhoods.
  • Emptied refuse trucks that have been filled at disposal sites.
  • Collect refuse from curbside and put in compacting refuse truck.
  • Operate refuse truck and ensure upkeep of vehicle.
  • Directed traffic of refuse trucks.
  • Qualified in using the refuse machinery at back of refuse truck Collecting and emptying bins
  • Refuse Truck: Performed pre- and post trip inspection of assigned vehicle.
  • Operated Rear-load refuse truck Operated Auto Side Load refuse Truck Pre and Post trip inspections Seasonal spring clean up

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8. Refuse Bins

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Here's how Refuse Bins is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Dump refuse from containers onto truck, while operating the devices that raise refuse bins attached to rear of truck.
  • Emptied wheeled refuse bins, collected loose, bagged and bulky refuse.
  • Emptied refuse bins, collected loose/bagged refuse and bulky refuse.

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9. Unsafe Sites

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10. Equipment Breakdowns

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Here's how Equipment Breakdowns is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Communicated with dispatchers concerning delays, unsafe sites, accidents, equipment breakdowns, and trash removal.

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11. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Provided customer service to residence and commercial homes-Maintained safe work environment
  • Inform customers of available services while providing professional customer service.
  • Provide exceptional customer service for city residents.
  • Provide customer service answering resident inquiries.
  • Assist with training of new employees Provide customer service to residents on route
  • Maintain good customer service, resolve customer issues.
  • Worked scheduled route for refuse collection Customer Service
  • Provide customer service on the field when necessary .
  • refuse from Norfolk city residents Provide excellent customer service

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12. Weather Conditions

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Here's how Weather Conditions is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Communicated with team concerning delays, equipment breakdowns, and road and weather conditions to determine how routes will be affected.
  • Worked in various and changing weather conditions and reported to work early on time ready to work.
  • Prepared to work in weather conditions rain, cold, hot, or snow.
  • Check road or weather conditions to determine how routes will be affected.
  • Worked during early morning hours and in all types of weather conditions.
  • Exercised legal and defensing driving practices in all weather conditions.
  • Work in extreme weather conditions.
  • Rearranged route to increase efficiently Worked effectively and safely in extreme weather conditions.

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13. Truck Bodies

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Here's how Truck Bodies is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Operated automated or semi-automated hoisting devices that raised refuse bin and dumbed contents into openings in truck bodies.

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14. Maintenance Problems

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Here's how Maintenance Problems is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Communicated with dispatchers concerning delays, unsafe sites, accidents, equipment breakdowns, and other maintenance problems.
  • Communicate with dispatchers concerning delays, unsafe work sites, accidents, equipmentbreakdowns, or other maintenance problems.
  • Communicated with dispatchers concerning delays, unsafe sites, accidents,equipment breakdowns, or other maintenance problems.

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15. Recyclable Materials

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Here's how Recyclable Materials is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Collect recyclable materials from curbside for delivery to designated facilities.
  • Collected and loaded of residential garbage and/or recyclable materials.
  • Assigned to home and business routes: -Collect and transport refuse and recyclable materials.
  • Collect and dump refuse or recyclable materials from containers into truck.
  • Pick up rubbish and recyclable materials along designated routes through Montgomery.
  • Dump refuse or recyclable materials at disposal sites.
  • Make special pickups of recyclable materials.
  • Pick up trash & recyclable materials from containers into trucks along established routes through residential streets .
  • Gather trash, garbage and debris and load on proper vehicle Sort and separate recyclable materials
  • Dump refuse or recyclable materials at disposalsites.

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16. Yard Waste

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Here's how Yard Waste is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Maintained customer service while giving direction to 30 or more customers a day at a City of Madison yard waste site.
  • Picked up and disposed of recyclables, garbage, and yard waste in a safe and timely manner.
  • Work included regular trash collection routes, public can collection, and special collections such as yard waste.
  • Completed work task daily collecting tons of refuse, bulk items, furniture, and yard waste.
  • Collect and dump household waste, yard waste, and recycling in assigned refuse truck
  • Collected yard waste and residential refuse utilizing a Mack 25 cu.
  • Collected refuse, yard waste and recycling cans.
  • Collect garbage, yard waste and recycle
  • Collect garbage, yard waste, etc.

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17. Landfill

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Here's how Landfill is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Take waste to landfill, compacting area, or recycling center and deposits materials as directed.
  • Drive to landfill or waste station for final deposit of the day's refuse/recycle pick.
  • Emptied the truck with proper safety and procedures at the landfill.
  • Empty garbage truck at the landfill and empty city trash carts.

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18. Compactor Bodies

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Here's how Compactor Bodies is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Cleaned trucks and compactor bodies after routes had been completed.

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19. CDL

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Here's how CDL is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Acquired a CDL-A HAZ MAT driver endorsement, requirement for the job.
  • Maintain a current cdl along with federal medical card.

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20. Sort

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Here's how Sort is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Sorted items set out for recycling and threw materials into designated truck compartments.
  • Sorted glass, papers, and plastics.
  • Removed and sorted commercial waste.
  • Action Recycling Milwaukee, Wisconsin Responsible for sorting glass, metal and rubber and placing them on a conveyer belt.
  • Collect trash TDCJ Corrections, Connally Unit, Kenedy, Texas* Operate bailer* Sort recyclable items
  • Work the recycling sort line in the recling cente.

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21. Empty Trucks

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Here's how Empty Trucks is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Drive to disposal sites to empty trucks that have been filled.
  • Empty trucks at designated disposal sites.

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22. Remount Trucks

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23. Excess Garbage

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Here's how Excess Garbage is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Tag garbage or recycling containers to inform customers of problems such as excess garbage or inclusion of itemsthat are not permitted.

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24. Collection Trucks

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Here's how Collection Trucks is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Operated and maintained Refuse Collection Trucks on city residential and dumpster routes as well as rural dumpster routes.

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25. Dismount

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Here's how Dismount is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Dismounted at stops to collect local waste.
  • Dismounted on each designated stop to dispose of localgarbage.

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26. Garbage Collection Services

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27. Garbage Cans

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Here's how Garbage Cans is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Emptied trash and garbage cans into sanitation truck.

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28. Solid Waste

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Here's how Solid Waste is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Operate packing mechanism to compact solid waste into the truck after placing materials on the rear tipper.
  • Collected solid waste, and recycle goods, and other refuse on the streets
  • Operated various solid waste trucks on various commercial and residential routes.
  • Manage the collection and disposal of solid waste > Clean and maintain city & county streets > Clean and maintain bus stops

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29. Property Damage

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30. Pre

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Here's how Pre is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Operated compactors that compressed collected refuse.
  • Assisted with the solving of practical or confrontational problems with customers whenever possible at residences or commercial premises together with partners.
  • Perform terminal cleaning procedures of patient rooms and prepares rooms for new occupants; follow isolation procedures in isolation rooms.
  • Prepare and modify all activity logs according to the delivery and collection schedule and all relevant policies and procedures.
  • Inspected trucks prior to beginning route Operated compressor equipment and power tools Maintained vehicle
  • Collected refuse from residences and commercial premises daily and cleaned up spillages.
  • Assist with daily route preparations and maintenance checks on sanitation trucks.
  • Operate mechanisms for loading, compressing, and dumping garbage.
  • Operated equipment that compresses the refuse.
  • Received and prepared various forms, work orders, reports and other documents; completed, processed and forwarded as appropriate.
  • Operate mechanisms for loading, compressing, and dumping garbage and refuse Make minor repairs to truck and other equipment.
  • Operated trash truck controls, pressure washer, forklifts, and other heavy machinery in a safe manner.
  • Maintain the trucks by filling the vehicle with fuel, doing daily pre-trip and post-trip inspections.
  • Completed pre- and post- trip documentation (VCRS, mileage sheet and route sheet).
  • Performed pre trips on the truck to make sure everything was in good mechanical order.
  • Relied on instructions and pre-established procedures to carry out the functions of the job.
  • Performed pre- and post- load inspection of vehicle including refueling of vehicle.
  • Conducted pre and post trip inspections.
  • Maintain truck, serve customers, complete daily route.Complete daily paperwork, pre and post trips.
  • trash compactor compressing cardboard bells unloading trucks loading trucks empting buildings trash( 30+ floors/shift)

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31. Necessary Fluids

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Here's how Necessary Fluids is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Refuel truck and add other necessary fluids, such as oil.

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32. Collection Vehicle

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Here's how Collection Vehicle is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Operate automated refuse or manual recycling collection vehicles.
  • Drive and collect trash and recycling using a trash collection vehicle, roll off truck, front loader or dumpster truck.
  • Inspected areas ensuring cleanliness Cleaned and maintained assigned collection vehicle.
  • Drive Automated collection vehicle collect residents garbage on assigned route

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33. Drive Trucks

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Here's how Drive Trucks is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Drive trucks along established routes through residential streets and alleys, or through business and industrial areas.
  • Drive trucks or other heavy equipment to convey contaminated waste to designated sea or ground locations.
  • Drive trucks through residential streets, alleys as well as business or industrial areas.

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34. Waste Material

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Here's how Waste Material is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Remove waste material from industrial plants, businesses, and private homes and take it to disposal sites.
  • Gather and dispose of trash and waste materials using specified bags or containers.
  • Followed standard procedures for proper disposal of waste material.

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35. Rear Load

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Here's how Rear Load is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Operated a rear loader trash truck, roll off truck, chipper truck.
  • Operated: Front loader, side loader, and rear loaders.
  • Pick up 2,4,6 yarders bins with rear loader truck.

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36. Clean Truck

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Here's how Clean Truck is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Clean trucks R or compactor bodies after routes have been completed and trucks emptied at disposal sites.
  • Clean trucks after routes are completed in the yard and all others assigned by management.
  • Clean trucks or compactor bodies after routes have been completed.
  • Clean trucks as scheduled and required.

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37. Maintenance Checks

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Here's how Maintenance Checks is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Executed and performed daily safety and maintenance checks.
  • Conduct daily safety and maintenance checks.

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38. Proper Collection Containers

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Here's how Proper Collection Containers is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Pick up and empty garbage into proper collection containers.

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39. Heavy Equipment

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Here's how Heavy Equipment is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Operated heavy equipment, including dump trucks while attending classes on the Commonwealth's safety rules and regulations for commercial drivers.

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40. Special Pickups

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Here's how Special Pickups is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Make special pickups and collect skips as needed or assigned.

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41. Proper Collection Procedures

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Here's how Proper Collection Procedures is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Tagged unacceptable refuse and informed customers of proper collection procedures.
  • Tagged inappropriate garbage which informed customers of proper collection procedures.
  • Tag refuse not acceptable for collection to inform customers of proper collection procedures.

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42. Brake Fluid

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Here's how Brake Fluid is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Refuel trucks or add other fluids, such as oil or brake fluid.
  • Refuel trucks or add other fluids, such as oil or brake fluid Fill out defective equipment reports.

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43. Hydraulic Lifts

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Here's how Hydraulic Lifts is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Drive garbage or recycling trucks and operate hydraulic lifts to pick up containers.
  • Assisted in driving and operated hydraulic lifts to pick up containers.
  • Operate hydraulic lifts to pick up containers.PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 'd)

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44. DOT

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Here's how DOT is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Fill out the proper paperwork: DOT sheets and waste collected.
  • Complied with DOT rules and regulations.
  • Comply with all DOT regulations.

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45. Preventative Maintenance

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Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Perform regular preventative maintenance activities on trucks.
  • Performed level 1 preventative maintenance on truck and equipment.

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46. Equipment Operation

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Here's how Equipment Operation is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Direct and instruct assigned Refuse Collector(s) in safe and proper refuse collection procedures and assignments including equipment operation.
  • Coordinated with assigned Refuse Collector(s) to ensure safe and proper refuse collection procedures and assignments including equipment operation.
  • Directed, instructed and trained assigned Refuse collector I on safe and propercollection procedures and equipment operation.

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47. RAN

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Here's how RAN is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Operate machines or equipment to remove, package, store, or transport loads of waste materials.
  • Will transport the material to a disposal site.
  • Adhered to weekly route schedule> Daily transportation upkeep
  • Traveled to different transfer stations to empty trucks.
  • Transported waste to appropriate waste dumping facilities.
  • facilitated the transportation of waste to ensure that it took place efficiently without contaminating air, land or water sources.
  • Ensured that garbage is transported and disposed of in an appropriate manner.
  • Collected refuse and transported it to on-site compacters.
  • Transport of recycle materials to locations of recycling companies.Weighed and calculated disposal units for convenience and safety of disposal within otherunits.
  • Hauled garbage Operated forklift Ran conveyor line Operated compressor for collected waste Mounted and dismounted back of garbage truck on routes

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48. Electronic Items

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49. Residential Areas

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Here's how Residential Areas is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Maneuver large truck through residential areas collecting refuse either by mechanical arms on truck or physically dumping totes manually.
  • Collect trash from commercial and residential areas Recycle and remove debris from residential areas Maintain the grounds

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50. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Refuse Collector jobs:
  • Maintained sanitation standards in accordance with OSHA regulations and the proper usage of hazardous materials and chemicals.
  • Operated company vehicles and forklifts in accordance with OSHA regulations.
  • Follow strict safety rules wearing all required PPE and OSHA.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Refuse Collector

Garbage Truck

21.6%

Safety Procedures

9.1%

Dump Contents

8.9%

Beginning Routes

5.4%

Disposal Sites

4.9%

Residential Streets

4.3%

Refuse Truck

4.1%

Refuse Bins

4.1%

Unsafe Sites

3.9%

Equipment Breakdowns

3.9%

Customer Service

3.8%

Weather Conditions

3.6%

Truck Bodies

3.3%

Maintenance Problems

3.2%

Recyclable Materials

2.9%

Yard Waste

2.9%

Landfill

2.7%

Compactor Bodies

2.6%

CDL

2.5%

Sort

2.3%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Refuse Collector

Rank Skill
1 Garbage Truck 15.4%
2 Safety Procedures 6.5%
3 Dump Contents 6.3%
4 Beginning Routes 3.8%
5 Disposal Sites 3.5%
6 Residential Streets 3.1%
7 Refuse Truck 2.9%
8 Refuse Bins 2.9%
9 Unsafe Sites 2.8%
10 Equipment Breakdowns 2.8%
11 Customer Service 2.7%
12 Weather Conditions 2.6%
13 Truck Bodies 2.3%
14 Maintenance Problems 2.3%
15 Recyclable Materials 2.1%
16 Yard Waste 2.1%
17 Landfill 1.9%
18 Compactor Bodies 1.8%
19 CDL 1.8%
20 Sort 1.7%
21 Empty Trucks 1.7%
22 Remount Trucks 1.5%
23 Excess Garbage 1.3%
24 Collection Trucks 1.3%
25 Dismount 1.3%
26 Garbage Collection Services 1.3%
27 Garbage Cans 1.3%
28 Solid Waste 1.2%
29 Property Damage 1.1%
30 Pre 1.1%
31 Necessary Fluids 1.1%
32 Collection Vehicle 1.0%
33 Drive Trucks 1.0%
34 Waste Material 1.0%
35 Rear Load 0.9%
36 Clean Truck 0.9%
37 Maintenance Checks 0.9%
38 Proper Collection Containers 0.9%
39 Heavy Equipment 0.9%
40 Special Pickups 0.8%
41 Proper Collection Procedures 0.8%
42 Brake Fluid 0.8%
43 Hydraulic Lifts 0.8%
44 DOT 0.7%
45 Preventative Maintenance 0.7%
46 Equipment Operation 0.7%
47 RAN 0.5%
48 Electronic Items 0.5%
49 Residential Areas 0.5%
50 Osha 0.4%
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