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Recycling and Operations Coordinator

Waste Management (WM)

Woodland, CA, USA

Job Type

Part-time/ Weekdays and Weekends



Mandatory Qualifications

Interns must be 16 years old by June 10th, 2024. River City High School students must have completed at least one course in one of WUSD’s Career Technical Education Pathways. View qualifying courses here. Yolo High School and Washington Middle College students must have a recommendation form filled out by a teacher or counselor. All participants must have also viewed an online informational session about the internships offered by the Home Run team. If you were unable to attend a scheduled session, you may listen to the full recording here (audio starts at 2:25).


WM will provide a comprehensive internship experience to learn about the various aspects of working for a large company that operates locally. This will include working with West Sacramento WM customers to improve their recycling habits and behaviors, help the city of West Sacramento fulfill recycling participation goals, learn about garbage and recycling trucks, logistics, event planning, community events, communications, and other areas important to the sustainability goals of WM and the community.

About the Business

Waste Management (WM) provides garbage, recycling and organics collection
services to the residents and businesses in West Sacramento and the region. WM is
the leading environmental solutions provider in North America and uses state of the
art technology to extract materials out of landfills and into reusable products.

Preferred Abilities

A great attitude, and willing to learn new skills

Learning outcomes

  • Communication

  • Customer service

  • Collaboration, working as part of a team.

Special Project

Recycling education compliance. The intern will work with our recycling education representative for West Sacramento to assist in the outreach and communications to increase organics and mixed recycling participation with measurable goals and outcomes.

Additional Information

The intern will primarily be with our recycling education and operations teams, but also exposed to various other departments within the business.

*Please note that this position is outside of West Sacramento. Interns will need to find their own transportation to and from the worksite and weekly trainings.

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