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PeopleReady Recycling Associate in Durham, North Carolina

PeopleReady of Durham has an immediate opening for a Recycling Sorter.

If you are passionate about improving the planet, and you take initiative to make a positive change, then PeopleReady wants you!

We are looking to add a Recycling Sorter in this fast-growing industry. As a Recycling Sorter, you will work along conveyor belts and remove items that cannot be recycled. Recycling can be accomplished in expected ways, such as using recycled paper as packaging material; or in unexpected ways, like using glass to make artificial turf. Recycling helps conserve limited resources and it has other environmental benefits, as well. You will sometimes work as a quality control inspector.

Does this position sound like a solid fit?

Pay- $12.50

Shift- 1st shift/day

Responsibilities Include:

  • Sorting and cleaning materials into appropriate containers for recycling

  • Cleaning recycling yard equipment and maintaining recycling collection equipment

  • Removing chemicals from discarded appliances

  • Depositing recoverable materials into chutes or placing materials on conveyor belts

  • Operating balers to compress recyclable materials into bundles or bales

  • Operating machines to load items onto trucks for shipping to other recycled materials processing facilities



  • Prior experience in recycling yard preferred

  • Able to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds, and reach, bend, push, pull, and climb

  • Flexibility to work in all weather conditions

  • Able to remain in a stationary position for up to 10 hours.

  • Drug screen required

  • Background Check Required

PeopleReady is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religious affiliation, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by law. We will get to know you and connect you with jobs that match your skills, experience and preferences. We work hard every single day to find jobs so each employee has opportunity and variety in their work.