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Recycling and Reclamation Workers

On the Job


Recycling and Reclamation Workers work in recycling plants. They sort recycling material and remove hazardous materials. They may operate equipment such as forklifts, power lifts, or front-end loaders. They may put materials on conveyor belts.

Physical Demands   

This career requires time standing, walking, or running.


Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:

Typical Working Conditions


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