Canada’s waste management industry is integral to maintaining clean and sustainable communities. The nation’s cities and municipalities rely on Garbage Collectors to efficiently and safely remove and dispose of waste, contributing to the overall quality of life and environmental well-being.
Who is a Garbage Collector?
A Garbage Collector is a professional responsible for collecting and disposing of residential and commercial waste. Their primary role involves driving collection vehicles, emptying garbage bins, and ensuring that waste is properly transported and disposed of in accordance with environmental regulations. Garbage Collectors play a crucial role in maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene of communities.
What is the Average Salary and Benefits Enjoyed Garbage Collectors?
On average, Garbage Collectors in Canada can expect to earn approximately $20 to $30 per hour. This translates to an annual salary ranging from $40,000 to $60,000 or more for experienced workers. Other benefits include;
- Overtime pay
- Retirement plans
- Paid leave
- Health and dental insurance
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Adhering to safety protocols, wearing protective gear and operating collection equipment safely
- Driving collection vehicles and emptying garbage bins into the truck
- Ensuring proper disposal of waste in compliance with environmental regulations
- Ensuring that garbage bins are securely closed and in good condition
- Interacting with residents and businesses to address questions or concerns related to waste collection
- Planning efficient collection routes to optimize time and fuel
Job Skills and Required Qualifications
- Valid driver’s license
- Ability to stand for extended periods
- Clear and effective communication skills
- Excellent customer service skills
- Exceptional problem-solving skills
- Goal-oriented and passionate
- Good physical stamina
- Pay strong attention to details
- Reliable and trustworthy
- Strong interpersonal skills