Material Handler

Position is located in ***Canaan, CT***

Material Handler – Canaan, CT

Job Duties:

  • Collect recyclables from various collection points stationed throughout large manufacturing plant
  • Sort recyclable material
  • Safely operate forklifts and pallet jacks
  • Operate trash compactor and material grinder
  • Bale cardboard and plastic film
  • Loading of trailers via forklift
  • Fill out paperwork with each shipment (Bill of Lading, load sheet)
  • Manage flow and storage of material in Recycling Area
  • Inspection and reporting on condition of trailers and collection containers
  • Tracking and reporting on inventory supplies for recycling operation
  • Replacement of totes to plant locations including moving signage where necessary
  • Regular communication with management
  • Other duties as required


  • Experienced forklift driver (certification preferred but not required)
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to add and subtract
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Must be able to work 6 day operation

Additional Notes:

Safety gloves and glasses are required and provided by company

Safety toe boots meeting ASTM F2413-11 standard are required (Casella will provide temporary foot protection until temporary associate can purchase the proper foot wear)

Work hours will be: 7:00 pm to 7:30 am

Casella Waste Systems, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer