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Hiring: Waste Sorter
Organization: Tetra Tech
Location: Abbotsford, BC
Dates: June 12 to 23, 2023

Tetra Tech Canada Inc. is seeking individuals who are excited about waste diversion and reduction! We are looking for Waste Sorters to help characterize garbage from residential households and commercial properties in Abbotsford, BC. Waste sorters will assist with collecting samples from various sources and sorting waste samples into identified categories. The categories are individually weighed and recorded. An orientation session and health and safety training will be provided.

This is a short-term (temporary) hourly position requiring about 40 hours of work per week from June 12 to June 23, 2023 (Monday through Friday with potential of Saturday work). These are tentative dates and may incur minor adjustments. Sorters will be paid $22/hr for the work, including training that will take place a week prior to the sorting dates. There is a potential of renewal for July and August.

If you have not done a waste composition study before, please review this video to get a sense of the work involved.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Physically collecting and sorting through selected waste samples into several individual categories.
  • Sample weighing, data entry, recording observations, and taking photographs.
  • Work outside in varied weather conditions, with the ability to stand, lift, bend, and twist for long periods of time.

Requirements for Applicants:

  • Be able to provide their own transportation to work sites in Abbotsford.
  • Own CSA Green Triangle certified steel-toed boots (minimum 6” ankle height) or be able to acquire them before your first day; other personal protective equipment will be provided (e.g., mask, high vis vest, and safety glasses).
  • Experience doing physical labor in variable weather conditions and able to perform regular lifting safely (up to a maximum of 20 kg) over the course of a workday.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion, practicing safe work methods.
  • Excellent attention to detail, and ability to work accurately and quickly to meet deadlines.
  • Be punctual and able to start work early in the morning (8 a.m.).
  • Willingness to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Optional Experience/Qualifications:

  • Class 5 driver’s license or equivalent.
  • Experience with waste composition studies and audits, environmental data collection and/or other types of solid waste management work.

How to Apply:

Email your resume to with the subject header ‘Abbotsford 2023 Waste Sorter Application’.

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Application Deadline: Ongoing until spaces are filled. We are seeking to hire two to three sorters.

For more information: Contact us at


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 24 2023    ID: 68272