On the Front Lines

On the Front Lines

Women are increasingly stepping up to take on the waste and recycling industry’s toughest jobs, and take as much pride in the role as their male counterparts.

A lot of the work on waste and recycling’s front lines is challenging and unglamorous, and presents some specific hurdles for women. But from drivers to mechanics, landfill operators to route managers, women are a key part of the industry’s workforce that gets the jobs done.

They get great satisfaction from their positions and have ideas about how to make these fields less gender-dominated.

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