Waste Diversion Student

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This is a work term from September 2021 to January 2022. 

Job Details

Under the direction of the Manager – Waste Diversion Section, the Waste Diversion Student will provide assistance to Waste Diversion Section personnel in the areas of: public education and promotion to City residents and business pertaining to proper recycling sortation.  Additional general department duties, including blue box/ composter sales to residents and supply management through third party (i.e. GreenUp).  Additional (secondary) support to other department(s) within Environmental Services (i.e. WWTF) on an as needed basis.


Knowledge and experience normally associated with enrolment in a College Diploma or a University degree program in Biology, Environmental Science, Geography or similar discipline.  Knowledge of MS Office Suite including Excel and Word is required.  Required to comply with all Health and Safety and Municipal policies. Good organizational skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

Hourly Rate


Application Information

Qualified applicants are invited to submit 1 file containing a résumé and cover letter (ensure your name is in the title of the document), quoting file number 21-T-78 on the file as well as in the subject line, no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, to Human Resources

The City of Peterborough is an organization that strives to embrace the spirit of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility.  We are an equal opportunity employer committed to building an inclusive and barrier-free environment in which all individuals have access to the City's goods, services and facilities.  If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.

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