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.

There are currently no open positions at Eco-Cycle’s 6400 Arapahoe office.

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 here for current job openings.

Status: Full time – Non-Exempt 

Email Cover Letter & Resume to [email protected] 

Eco-Cycle, Boulder’s non-profit 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 that 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).


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 checks 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 preferred with a clean record or other large equipment experience 

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 


This is an hourly position with a starting rate of $16.00 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 


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

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].

While Eco-Cycle runs the Boulder County Recycling Center and employs people on the sorting lines and running equipment, hiring for these positions is managed by 5280 Staffing Solutions. For current openings, please contact them at 720-600-4528, or on their website.

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.