Recycling Coordinator
City of Lowell DPW

Job Order #: 16780405

Lowell, MA 01851

Full Time

35 hours per week

POSTED 5/10/2022

EXPIRES 8/8/2022

Job Description

The Recycling Coordinator will act under the Commissioner/Deputy Commissioner of Public Works and
will assist with evaluating and implementing curbside solid waste, recycling and yard waste collection
and household hazardous waste drop-off programs; including but not limited to: budgeting, planning and other Material Management / waste diversion activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES will include, but are not limited to:
Responds to residents, school and municipal employee inquiries and issues.
Participates in the contract renewal process for solid waste, recycling, yard waste and household hazardous waste.
Participates in formulating the budget for SW&R Office operations and contracts.
Maintains inventory (& change orders) of curbside trash/recycle carts.
Manages the City's relationship and contract with selected solid waste, recycling, yard waste and household hazardous waste vendors.
Collects data related to solid waste management programs and activities in the municipality,
including recycling tonnage, disposal tonnage, solid waste management costs and other data as
requested by the municipality and/or DEP.
Evaluates the effectiveness of municipal recycling and waste reduction programs; presents
recycling ?rate? and ?diversion? data.
Conducts outreach and education to improve participation the municipality's recycling (HHW, composting, etc.) programs.
Assists the community in applying for and meeting grant requirements.
Manages SW&R Office grant funds.
Develops new programs for residents, school and municipal buildings designed to increase recycling and waste diversion.
Coordinates Volunteers, work study and interns for SW&R Office.
Provides regular communication of activities and status reports on new and existing municipal recycling efforts and programs, participates in regional, state or national recycling meetings and provides specified reports to the DPW Commissioner, Data Analyst, City Manager, City Council and DEP Regional staff, as requested.
Attends neighborhood special events & group meetings as necessary.
Maintains the recycling web site and social media sites as necessary.-Completes special projects as designated by the DPD Director
The Recycling Coordinator will work with municipal committees and/or regional groups engaged
in similar or related activities. The Coordinator will work closely with appropriate DEP regional office staff in planning, outreach and provision of technical assistance.
The Recycling Coordinator will oversee the Recycling Enforcement Coordinator (REC) position/
Other duties may be assigned.

Demonstrated understanding of municipal curb-side and drop-off recycling and composting programs
with experience in Municipal Solid Waste and recycling contracting and program management.
Ability to collect and analyze records and data for municipal solid waste, recycling and related program
information and to develop and convey conclusions about the effectiveness of program design and implementation.
Experience in making presentations to municipal boards, departments and staff,
government agencies, community groups and residents.
Strong understanding of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts goals on solid waste management and recycling, and local and state regulations pertaining to them.
Must possess strong written and verbal skills, have demonstrated experience with computers and computer software, possess a valid Massachusetts driver's license, and own a registered motor vehicle.
A minimum of five (5) years experience in the field of waste management, recycling or related municipal program management, or educational equivalent such as a degree in a related field.
Bilingual a plus.
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word.

Salary: $61,819.68 (min) to $72,529.08 (max) annual; 35 hrs/week

Please email Shaun McCarthy at for more information

How To Apply

Please email Shaun McCarthy at for more information


1365 Middlesex Street
Lowell, MA 01851

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$61,819.68 - $72,529.08 per year


  • Major Medical
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Paid Holidays
  • Short Term Disability Leave
  • Long Term Disability Leave

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