City of Goose Creek
  • Goose Creek, SC, USA
  • +/-DOQ
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full benefits package including State Retirement, Paid Individual Medical/Dental/Life, Paid Holidays, Sick Leave, Vacation Leave, Wellness Programs and many other benefits.

Refuse Collector - Full-time

DEPARTMENT: Department of Public Works

JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the removal of household refuse and debris in the City.

SAFETY: Employee responsible for adhering to all safety procedures and regulations established by the Department, the City and all State and Federal organizations. Any safety concern should be reported to a supervisor immediately.


  • Removes household refuse from residences.
  • Removes yard debris from residences.
  • Removes metal or white goods (bulky items) from residences.
  • Assists driver with routine maintenance and cleaning of vehicles and tools to include pressure washing and sanitizing.
  • Serves as back up to co-workers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • One year experience as a refuse collector preferred.


  • Knowledge of truck operation, to include the moving parts and operation of the tippers.
  • Knowledge of safety practices involved in refuse collection.
  • Knowledge of routes.
  • Knowledge of department policies and procedures.
  • Skill in the use of hand tools, to include shovel, rake and pitchfork.
  • Ability to perform heavy lifting.
  • Ability to operate a pressure washer.


The work is heavy and requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force or more frequently, and up to 30 pounds to move objects and the following physical abilities: balancing, crouching, fingering, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, speaking, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity, and walking.


The work is typically performed outdoors with constant exposure to traffic, noise, dirt, grease, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, broken glass, insects and inclement weather. The employee frequently lifts heavy and light objects.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were written out in this job description.

City of Goose Creek
  • Apply Now

    with our quick 3 minute Application!

  • * Fields Are Required

    What is your full name?

    How can we contact you?

  • Sign Up For Job Alerts!

  • Share This Page
  • Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email
Logo Calendar News Employment Online Payments Contact How Do I Departments About Residents Recreation Government Business