Solid-Waste-Disposal Manager

Direct and coordinate landfill site activities.
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Salary Range
$50,000 – $156,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Solid-Waste-Disposal Managers do?

Directs and coordinates, through subordinate supervisory personnel, landfill site activities concerned with solid-waste disposal for governmental sanitation agency or private refuse-disposal company: Inspects site and confers with supervisory personnel to determine procedures and methods for utilizing site area for disposal activities and to remain in compliance with specifications of environmental impact study. Plans sequences of waste disposal operations to obtain optimum utilization of site basing plans on such factors as past and predicted solid-waste disposal and land reclamation requirements, quantity of waste handled daily, and space in site required for waste handled. Ensures that waste disposal activities are in compliance with public health insect and rodent control laws and regulations. Prepares records and reports on disposal activities, such as quantities of waste handled, receipts from operations, and actions taken to comply with public health and environmental regulations. May prepare operational budget for landfill waste disposal activities and submit budget to agency management. May examine loads of waste for recyclable material and direct sorting, handling, and recycling operations. May supervise workers engaged in waste disposal operations. May operate heavy equipment to compact and bury waste in private landfill disposal dump.

Should I be a Solid-Waste-Disposal Manager?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Manager, Solid-Waste-Disposal, Solid Waste Disposal Manager

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