About Us


One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community. As the sixth largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre. We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you!


About You / What We Are Looking For


Our Public Works team is currently looking for a regular, full-time Recycling Depot Operator for the City’s Town Centre Park Recycling Depot. This position is responsible for ensuring the cleanliness and order of the Depot, ensuring recyclables are properly sorted, and maintaining records. You will also provide assistance and recycling information to members of the public, ensure the removal of materials by contractors, and participate in investigations of illegal dumping at the Depot. This is a great opportunity for someone who thrives working outside and independently and is committed to providing great customer service to the residents of Coquitlam.


Minimum Qualifications


In addition to a demonstrated ability to work well independently, candidates must possess excellent customer service and communication skills. Candidates must have related knowledge of recycling activities and have experience with data recording and entry. Completion of Grade 12 is required. Candidates must be comfortable working outside in all types of weather conditions and be able to work Wednesdays to Sundays, 10 am to 6 pm.


What We Offer:


This CUPE position has an hourly rate of $34.86. The rate of pay is based on a variety of factors including qualifications, knowledge, experience and skills.


You will have the chance to join a rapidly growing and diverse team dedicated to supporting the local community, and be able to engage in a variety of learning and development opportunities. Additionally, there is an opportunity to participate in an earned day off/flex day program. This position is based in Coquitlam. The City offers an attractive vacation and extended benefits package, including the ability to contribute to the Municipal Pension Plan.

Accessibility / Equal Opportunity Employer


The City of Coquitlam is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer working towards enhancing equitable practices in our recruitment and retention processes. As an organization we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment to support our growing and diverse work force. To learn more about what equity, diversity, and inclusion means, and the City’s efforts in support of these principles, please visit for more information.


If at any time during the application or recruitment process you require additional assistance or an accommodation, please contact our team for confidential support. Staff can also provide in-person support if required.


Applicants under consideration may be required to undergo a police information check (with no adverse reports).


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Please apply online at by 11:55 pm on May 13, 2024.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.