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Landfill Operative

Waste Management Sumter, SC
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April 20, 2024
Waste Management
Sumter, SC


Landfill Operatives are responsible for picking up and disposing of rubbish from various establishments


  • Waste Management

Job Type:

  • Full-time

About Us:

Waste Management is a leading provider of comprehensive waste management services. We are committed to sustainability and environmental stewardship while serving our communities with excellence. Join our team and contribute to making a positive impact on the environment.

The position of Landfill Operative is currently open at Waste Management, and applicants are encouraged to apply. As a Landfill Operative, you will be responsible for collecting and disposing of waste materials. Job duties include operating garbage trucks, emptying trash cans, and following assigned routes for optimal performance.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct garbage truck operations safely and efficiently by following company protocols and traffic regulations.
  • Remove waste bins from various properties, both private and public.
  • Correctly dispose of garbage by emptying the waste containers into the designated garbage truck.
  • Observe the specified courses of travel as directed by supervisors and follow their instructions.
  • Safety must be the top priority, and that means following the established protocols and procedures at all times.
  • Conduct inspections and maintenance on garbage trucks to prevent any issues from arising.
  • Foster effective communication channels with both team members and supervisors to ensure streamlined and efficient debt collection efforts.


  • A high school diploma or its equivalent is a necessary requirement to pursue many careers.
  • A clean driving record and a legally recognized driver's license.
  • Expertise in safely and effectively operating waste management equipment, including garbage trucks.
  • Adequate physical fitness and vigor to lift bulky garbage bins continuously.
  • Safety procedure conformity and being acutely aware of details are equally critical attributes.
  • Exceptional teamwork and communication skills are of utmost importance.
  • The applicant must show a willingness to handle any work assigned outdoors, regardless of the weather conditions.
  • Prior familiarity with waste management or related areas is desirable but not required.

Waste Management's benefits package is designed to attract and retain top talent by offering a competitive array of perks:

  • Insurance providers frequently offer a variety of policies with varying degrees of coverage, allowing consumers to choose the benefits that best fit their needs
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Paid time off
  • There are numerous occasions to advance your career and expand your skill set at work

If you are passionate about saving the environment and want to make a difference as a Landfill Operative, apply to join Waste Management's team.

Waste Management upholds the principle of equality by being an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion stands strong in the workplace. We ensure that all qualified candidates get an unbiased chance for employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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