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Recycling Center Careers

Your Typical Day is

Never Typical

At Rumpke, we've been recycling for around 90 years. It's an important part of our commitment to keeping our communities clean. With multiple locations across Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, we invite you to explore the opportunities we can offer. You will not be just another cog in the wheel; we consider you part of our family. As part of our valued team, you are opening the door to a variety of opportunities, with no limits on your future or where you could end up working.

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General Labor

This is our entry level position at our recycling locations, but if you're up for a challenge, it offers a variety of career growth opportunities. Work here requires some lifting, agility, and flexibility in your job duties.

  • You'll receive paid training, and steppingstones are provided to other positions, including tire tech, driver trainee, line lead, or any other job here.
  • When you leave work, you'll appreciate the fact that you're making a positive difference for the world every day.
  • We offer competitive pay, generous benefits, and a great family environment.

Rumpke Reality: The Truth About

Working at a Recycling Plant

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Equipment Operator

In this role, you'll be trained to operate a backhoe, excavator, compactor, dozer, rock truck, or grader. A CDL license is not required, although if you have heavy equipment experience in construction or at a landfill, you'll be a step ahead.

  • The work is year-round and consistent (we don't stop for weather).
  • We offer plenty of variety in your workday and training across equipment types
  • Our newer equipment makes your job easier, not to mention more comfortable.
  • Competitive pay, generous benefits, and growth potential round out the picture.