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Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (Occupational Profile)

By March 29, 2013 No Comments

SOC: 53-7081

Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors drive and operate garbage or recycling trucks on assigned routes. They pick up either garbage for dumping at transfer stations and certified landfills, or recyclable materials for deposit at recycling sites.

Los Angeles County Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors:

Annual Average Employment 2010

Projected Employment 2020

Average Hourly Wage, 1q12

Average Annual Wage, 1q12

Entry Level Education

Work Experience

On the Job Training





Less than high school



To more fully explore the green occupation listed above, see the Employment Development’s California’s Occupational Guide or Understanding the Green Economy.

Please note that this is occupational data across all industries and not necessarily specific to any one area of clean technology.