Eco-Cycle is Hiring a CHaRM Recycler!

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 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).


  • 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 preferred with 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 a cover letter and resume to [email protected] The position will remain open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please. 


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