Sorter/General Laborer

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Job Title Sorter/General Laborer Primary Location Miami, Florida Employee Type Employee Job Description
Waste Connections is looking for a Sorter to work at our facility in Miami, FL. The Sorter position is responsible for safely sorting recyclables onto different conveyor belts and moving material to the appropriate areas.


  • Safely sort and segregate commingled recyclables by hand as they pass on conveyor belts.
  • Remove any non-recyclable material and place in designated area.
  • Spread out surge piles of material to relieve jams in the OCC, fiber screens and conveyors.
  • Keep the work area and equipment platforms clean.
  • Be safety conscious and utilize the proper PPE when handling broken glass, other sharp objects, heavy / awkward items, etc. Attend all scheduled safety meetings.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.
  • Must arrive ready to work at the assigned time allocated by management. Working hours vary and can change daily, weekly, monthly or on annual basis. A typical schedule for this position is Monday - Friday with occasional Saturdays as needed, approximately 55 hour work week.


  • Requires ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds with assistance during the duration of the work day.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, reach, throw, lift, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, hear, climb, balance, and smell.
  • Frequently exposed to loud noise, humidity, and all weather conditions, moving mechanical parts, vibrations, chemicals, fumes and airborne particles.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to physical risks such as moving mechanical parts, which require following basic safety precautions.


  • Must be able to stand continuously throughout entire shift.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • The facility may not be temperature controlled. Must be able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Must pass pre-employment, future, and random drug screening tests.
  • Must pass pre-employment background check.

Apply today and Connect with Your Future!

We offer excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, short term and long term disability, life insurance, 401(k) retirement.

Waste Connections is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veterans)