Located at 6400 Arapahoe Rd in Boulder, CO, Eco-Cycle’s main office is located on “Recycle Row,” a mile-long stretch that is home to City of Boulder and Boulder County Zero Waste facilities. The main office is our home base for Zero Waste programming and policy development and advocacy. Check here for current job openings.

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Full time – Non-Exempt  

Eco-Cycle, one of the oldest and largest nonprofit recycling organizations in the nation and a leader in resource conservation and Zero Waste, seeks a staffer to support our department director and business outreach team in supporting our Zero Waste Hauling and CHaRM clients. Our team provides hauling services for recycling, composting, and Hard-to-Recycle items to businesses and institutions as well as Hard-to-Recycle material evaluations and market development. In addition, we provide professional services including trainings, consulting, waste audits, and other services to assist our clients in achieving their respective Zero Waste goals.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

EXTERNAL

– Deliver excellent customer service to existing and new clients in an effort to cultivate our relationships as partners in pursuit of Zero Waste.
– Assist clients with service requests and adjustments.
– Provide support for Hard-to-Recycle one-time collection events at businesses (for materials such as electronics, plastic film, etc.)
– Assist with material evaluations, collection strategies and market development for unique Hard to Recycle materials.
– Generate sales opportunities through incoming phone inquiries.
 
INTERNAL

– Act as bridge between clients and Eco-Cycle drivers to ensure we maintain both high level of service and compliance with materials guidelines.
Assist with preparation of daily routing, dispatch and service scheduling.
– Maintain and utilize a cloud-based business management software system, Navusoft and POS, Square.
– Provide logistical support to our hauling and CHaRM activities, including routing, dispatching, problem solving, and route efficiency analysis.
– Generate monthly reports for internal and external audiences.
– Collaborate with and provide support for the Department Director, the Business Manager, Corporate Relations Coordinator and our finance team.
– Commit to attending trainings and meetings that keep staff up-to-date on recycling guidelines.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
– Strong recycling/composting/Zero Waste and sustainable materials experience or passion, and an active interest in furthering these efforts within the business sector.
– Excellent customer service and sales experience.
– Flexibility and “can do” attitude to jump in and respond to needs of the team as they arise.
– Strong IT skills: Confident in database management and cloud-based software, and knowledge of computer software applications that include spreadsheets and word processing.
– Comfortable working in an open office environment.
– Cheerful attitude and presence over the phone.
 
COMPENSATION
 
This is an hourly position with a starting rate of $22.00 per hour.
Fringe benefits include:
– Paid time off including vacation and sick leave
– 7 paid holidays
– Employer match for health/dental insurance and 403b retirement savings
– Employer paid life and disability insurance
 
To Apply
 
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. The position will remain open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please.
 
Eco-Cycle is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and workplace. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool to better serve our mission of bringing Zero Waste to all communities. We celebrate, support, and thrive on diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and volunteers. Eco-Cycle prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Eco-Cycle employment decisions are based on job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials (CHaRM) is a first-of-its-kind facility accepting electronics, appliances, hard-to-recycle plastics, and more for recycling and reuse. The CHaRM facility is located along Recycle Row at 6400 Arapahoe Rd. in Boulder, and is co-located with Resource Central. Check below for current job openings. Click here to download an employment application.

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Full time – Non-Exempt
Email Cover Letter & Resume to [email protected] or complete an application HERE.

Eco-Cycle, Boulder’s nonprofit recycler, is looking for a friendly, energetic and positive person to join our team at the Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials. CHaRM is a cutting-edge facility which recovers value from a wide range of unique and challenging consumer goods. This is a full-time position with generous benefits. The job is a combination of equipment operation (such as a basic baler), forklift work (experience preferred but not required), and customer service (answering questions, helping people unload their cars). Continuous on the job materials and equipment operation training provided.

Duties
– Provide direction and guidance to CHaRM customers to ensure they comply with material quality standards and to communicate the impacts of contamination.
– Conduct quality control of all received materials at all phases of CHaRM operations: collection, processing and shipping.
– Maintain CHaRM public drop-off lane in a safe and orderly condition.
– Operate a variety of material processing equipment including; balers, conveyors, forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.
– Direct and assist customers as needed and be alert for safety hazards.
– Provide courteous and professional customer service at all times.
– Keep all unloading areas free of debris (CHaRM lane and commercial unloading area).
– Assist self-hauling commercial customers in unloading accepted materials for processing.
– Maintain forklift operator’s certificate in good standing (training and certification provided by Eco-Cycle).
– Perform regular basic safety check and preventive maintenance on forklifts and CHaRM processing and materials handling equipment.
– Perform all of the above tasks in coordination with small yard crew by maintaining good communication and relationships with fellow Eco-Cycle staff.
– Other duties as assigned.

Job Experience/Skills Required
– A demonstrated personal commitment to our environment, to reuse/recycling and an interest in conserving natural resources.
– Public-facing customer service-oriented experience.
– Good team player—able to communicate problems and suggest practical solutions.
– Some general knowledge of equipment/machinery/tools.
– Certified forklift operator experience or other large equipment experience preferred.
– On the job training in equipment operation will be provided.
– Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds repeatedly.
– Job requires performing physical labor in a safe way and includes significant time driving a forklift daily.
– Job also requires working outdoors in all weather conditions in addition to working in a warehouse.
– Must be 18 years of age or older
 
COMPENSATION

This is an hourly position with a starting rate of $18.50 per hour.
Fringe benefits include:
– Paid time off including vacation and sick leave
– 7 paid holidays
– Employer match for health/dental insurance and 403b retirement savings
– Employer paid life and disability insurance
 
To Apply
 
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. The position will remain open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please.
 
Eco-Cycle is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and workplace. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool to better serve our mission of bringing Zero Waste to all communities. We celebrate, support, and thrive on diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and volunteers. Eco-Cycle prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Eco-Cycle employment decisions are based on job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Click here to download this job description!

Full or Part Time – Non-Exempt

Email Cover Letter & Resume to [email protected] or complete an application HERE.
 
Eco-Cycle, one of the oldest and largest nonprofit recycling organizations in the nation and a leader in resource conservation and Zero Waste, seeks a staffer to support the activities of the Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials (CHaRM). The Eco-Cycle CHaRM Educator is a staff-level position that supports the public-facing customer service functions of Eco-Cycle’s CHaRM facility. This position conducts transactions with CHaRM customers and adheres to a professional and efficient standard of work and collaboration with other team members. The Educator is expected to effectively interact with customers, coworkers, and equipment to ensure a safe facility and experience for all. 

EXPECTED SCHEDULE 
• Minimum three days per week 8:45–5:15 (alternate days or half-days possible) 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 
The Educator is part of a team that directly interacts with all CHaRM customers and guides them through their experience at our facility and processes all customer transactions. They are the first contact with customers and set the tone for the transaction, as well as educate customers on what we accept and why. All Educators will be provided with ongoing on-the-job training and development opportunities, including tours of partner facilities. Educators perform the following functions: 

– Providing excellent customer service and conducting financial transactions for residential and commercial customers bringing in 25 different types of hard-to-recycle materials ranging from electronics to plastic bags. 

– Offering direction to customers as to where their materials go within the CHaRM site. 

– Guiding customers toward other community and regional resources to properly manage materials not accepted at CHaRM. 

– Communicating with other CHaRM staff to ensure the highest level of customer service and effective teamwork. 

– Utilize data management systems (Square POS) to support the gathering of critical customer and material data. 

– Facilitating face-to-face recycling education to customers. 

– Assisting with materials processing and evaluation. 

– Maintaining a positive relationship with other CHaRM staff and materials partners. 

– Balancing the cash register and POS system at the end of each day. 

QUALIFICATIONS 
– Curiosity and a desire to learn about the complexities of our consumer culture. 
– Committed and passionate about helping to create social change for the good of the environment in both the local and global community, with a lifestyle that reflects an environmental ethic. 
– Excellent customer-service experience. 
– Excellent communication skills (written and verbal). 
– Easy going and friendly attitude to ensure a fun working environment.
– Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and Google Docs, with a basic knowledge of the internet and social media. 
– Independent and self-motivated; a self-starter who enjoys taking the initiative and helping to problem-solve with others. 
– Familiarity with Boulder County and recycling/Zero Waste issues a plus. 

COMPENSATION 
This is an hourly position with a starting rate of $17.50 per hour. Fringe benefits may include:
– Paid time off including vacation and sick leave 
– 7 paid holidays 
– Employer match for health/dental insurance and 403b retirement savings 
– Employer paid life and disability insurance 

TO APPLY 
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. The position will remain open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins, please. 

Eco-Cycle is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and workplace. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool to better serve our mission of bringing Zero Waste to all communities. We celebrate, support, and thrive on diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and volunteers. Eco-Cycle prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Eco-Cycle employment decisions are based on job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

Eco-Cycle offers a variety of internship opportunities in several areas of our work. Internship opportunities will be posted here when available.

There are no current internship openings; please check back again. You can submit your cover letter and resume for consideration of future internships to [email protected].

If you’re interested in volunteering with us, sign up to become a Volunteer Eco-Leader! Eco-Leaders are trained in Zero Waste practices, like properly sorting recycle and compost materials, so they can teach their family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors. Eco-Leaders also participate in community initiatives, such as leading a green team or participating in local soil health and climate programs. Learn more about the Eco-Leader Network.