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Solid Waste Collection Driver

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
City of Durant
Physical Address
300 West Evergreen
Durant, OK 74701
Job Description

Under general supervision, undertakes and performs a variety of tasks associated with the collection and driving of residential and commercial solid waste and recycling materials for the City of Durant.


(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class). Incumbents in this class may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.


Drives a refuse collection vehicle to pick up yard waste and contents in trash containers and recycling containers; transports materials to landfill or other designated location; delivers polycarts and dumpsters to new residential and commercial customers; picks up and cleans polycarts; hauls solid waste with heavy equipment; conducts pre- and post-trip maintenance on vehicles; checks fluid levels, air pressure, lights, brakes and other vehicle components; identifies maintenance and/or repair needs; undertakes and performs maintenance and/or repairs within the scope of ability/authorization.

Picks up and delivers new trash containers/bins; performs basic repairs and maintenance on containers/bins; loads and unloads recyclable material to/from garbage truck; responds to customer complaints and/or concerns; advises supervisor(s) of complaints and/or concerns not resolved; operates a variety of generally used to specialized tools and equipment; updates and maintains logs, summaries and work orders; records mileage and fuel consumption; bales cardboard at landfill station; maintains solid waste facility grounds; implements safety precautions.

Performs other duties as assigned or required.


Knowledge of applicable city, county, state and Federal statutes, rules, ordinances, codes, regulations, and laws governing solid waste.

Knowledge of the use of general to specialized solid waste materials and equipment.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of solid waste collection.

Knowledge of occupational safety guidelines.

Skill in assessing, analyzing, identifying and implementing solutions to complex problems.

Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.

Skill in oral and written communication.

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.


Work is performed in an outdoor environment. Work may require frequent standing, walking and bending. May be exposed to hazardous chemicals, infectious diseases, dangerous machinery and repetitive motion.


A high school diploma or equivalent, AND one (1) year experience in solid waste collection or heavy equipment operation; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Drivers License is required.

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