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Northwest Arkansas’ recyclers are hiring.

As of this posting, local waste haulers and processors had more than three dozen job openings posted on their websites around Benton and Washington counties, including positions for drivers, mechanics and apprentices, managers and office workers, among others. Positions like these help keep our trash and recycling services on schedule and ensure recyclables and other wastes reach their intended destinations safely.

Salaries and qualifications, such as a commercial driver’s license or experience with accounting, vary from job to job. Many posts provide health coverage and other benefits, and some come with sign-on bonuses of several thousand dollars.

Here’s where to find out more, with organizations listed in alphabetical order:

As with many industries these days, waste companies around the country have been struggling with finding employees over the past several months due to the Covid-19 pandemic and other forces. Waste Today Magazine explores the issue in an online article, and the Solid Waste Association of North America recently released several recommendations for employers.