Recycling Facility Sorter

Recycling Facility Sorter

We have immediate openings for Recycling Facility Sorters in our Traverse City, Michigan Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).

Job Summary

Recycling Facility Sorters are responsible for safely and efficiently processing incoming recyclable materials so that outbound commodities are acceptable for sale to brokers and mills.

Role and Responsibilities 

  • Sort and segregate recoverable materials (plastic, glass, paper, etc) from incoming waste.

  • Deposit recoverable materials safely and efficiently into appropriate chutes.

  • Assist other sorters on an as-needed basis with heavy or bulky items.

  • Follow all Company safety policies and procedures including stopping the conveyor belt in emergency situations.

  • Inspect incoming loads for unacceptable waste; remove unacceptable items as required.

  • Communicate with equipment operators regarding incoming loads of waste or other loads that may require special attention.

  • Team Player.

  • Additional job-related duties as required.


  • Experience Working Around Heavy Equipment (Strongly Preferred).

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.

Physical Demands and Environment

  • Able to sit, stand, walk, twist, bend, kneel, see, talk, hear, lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Exposed to traffic, outside elements, moving mechanical parts, vibration, non-hazardous materials, and variance of sound levels.



American Waste—280 Hughes Dr, Traverse City MI 49696