Career Outlook for Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors

Also known as:  Garbage Collector, Recyclable Materials Collector, Refuse Collector, Scrap Metal Collector, Solid Waste Collector, Trash Collector
The overall job outlook for Refuse or Recyclable Material Collector careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 9.68 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 1.61 percent per year. Demand for Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors is expected to go up, with an expected 50,330 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 4.98 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors in the following states
California 15,390
New York 11,310
Texas 7,170
Pennsylvania 5,810
Ohio 5,730
Florida 5,110
Georgia 4,460
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
Guam 150
Alaska 240
Wyoming 260
South Dakota 400
Montana 400
Delaware 480
Vermont 540
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