Emory University Recycling/Waste Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Requisition ID:



191474:FM Recycling

Job Description:


  • Responsible for collecting, loading, and transporting waste, recycling, and compostable materials to the Emory Recycling Center.

  • Requires lifting and pulling bags/receptacles weighing from 50 to 75 pounds, in addition to mounting and dismounting a truck multiple times per shift.

  • Supports the recording of collected material weights; must have strong organizational skills and the ability to document collections.

  • Assists in facility and vehicle management maintenance.

  • Ensures a clean, safe work environment in compliance with university standards as well as federal, state and local requirements.

  • Knowledgeable of Emory University's goals for sustainability, specifically in regards to waste minimization.

  • Responsible for sorting and handling waste, recycling, and compostable materials to ensure that all materials are disposed of properly.

  • Communicates with supervisor to ensure work orders are processed on time and labor completed.

  • Supports the needs of the department by being a team player and being flexible regarding route and schedule adjustments.

  • Candidate must have experience operating large trucks, bailer, shredding equipment, and forklifts, or a minimum of thirty days to complete training.

  • Candidate must have knowledge of HIPPA regulations and proper handling of confidential materials.

  • Adheres to and complies with Emory University safety and security standards.

  • Candidate must understand protocols set forth for bio-safety and expectations from Emory's Environmental Health and Safety Office.

  • Some overtime may be required in the evenings and weekends during special event activities.


A high school diploma or equivalent and one year of related experience. Candidate must have a valid Georgia Driver's License and an insurable driving record. Candidate must have the ability to lift 50-75 pounds. Basic understanding of HIPAA regulations preferred.

Operating Unit/Division:

Campus Services

Job Title:

Recycling/Waste Specialist

This position involves::

Not Applicable

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Additional Job Details:

Candidate must be willing to support campus wide events and work outside standard schedules during Orientation and Commencement activities. Other campus activities throughout the year will require candidate to work outside standard schedule

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).