Student - Waste Management: Green Bin Program

by City of London

Reference #: 902-en_US
Position Type: Any
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Feb 10, 2024
City of London

Job Description

File Number: 902
Service Area: Environment and Infrastructure  
Division: Climate Change, Environment and Waste Management 
Employee Group: Local 101 
?Job Type: Full-Time Temporary (up to 1 year) 
Number of Openings: 1 

Summary of Duties:

Reports to the Manager, Waste Diversion Programs and works with the City of London’s Waste Management team on a range of duties that will primarily support the implementation of the Green Bin Pilot Program for multi-residential buildings and other Waste Management programs and services. 

The Waste Management Division is responsible for waste management planning and the day-to-day delivery of services and operation of facilities.  In addition to assisting staff with their day-to-day duties and longer-term project work the Student will be assigned projects that will be completed within their work-term. 

Work Performed:

Green Bin Multi-Residential Program assistance including;

  • Assist with the preparation of setting up buildings participating in the pilot project
  • Oversee the delivery of Green Bin Carts, kitchen containers and promotion and education materials to the pilot project buildings
  • Provide updates to the Waste Management Coordinator on the delivery and building status
  • Managing inventory at the storage facility of carts, kitchen containers, information packages and additional parts
  • Assistance with keeping the storage facility organized and clean
  • Respond to resident inquiries and provide assistance regarding Green Bin distribution and program details.
  • Assist with day-to-day operations of overall multi-residential Green Bin Pilot Program when needed.

Community outreach and engagement

  • Engagement and outreach activities to promote increased awareness and compliance with the Green Bin pilot project program
  • Set up information displays and participate at outreach events to answer to and engage with residents


Research and Data Collection

  • Assist with the organization of the roll out of the pilot project program
  • Complete audits of the Green Bin carts at pilot project buildings which may include visual inspections, documenting contamination levels, observing collection and monitoring participation
  • Complete resident participation and feedback questionaries
  • General data compilation and analysis
  • Waste management technology/program research


  • Report regularly to Waste Management Coordinator on work completed, including documenting work, outcomes and recommendations
  • Respond to and investigate resident enquiries and complaints by email, in person and by phone
  • Prepare and complete deliveries (printed materials, Green Bin Carts, Kitchen Catchers, etc.)
  • Assists with deliveries and the day-to-day operations of the waste and resource material collection and diversion programs
  • Other Waste Management duties, as assigned.


  • Enrolled in or graduate student of Engineering, Engineering Technology, Environmental Science, Education, Geography, Media/Communications, Social Sciences, Humanities
  • Must be a current student enrolled in full-time studies returning to school full-time September 2024 and/or require this placement to graduate from an academic program.

Specialized Training & Licenses:

  • Ontario G Class License IS REQUIRED  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills   
  • Ability to engage members of the public in discussions
  • Ability to learn and convey information to others
  • Ability to communicate to individuals and small groups
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Initiative and organizational skills
  • Ability and willingness to work both independently and as part of a team

Compensation & Other Information:


This posting is for one (1) temporary full-time up to 8 month student position (May 2024 - January 2025).

The normal hours of work are 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Work outside the normal hours will occur throughout the eight-month placement and will include work in the late afternoon to early evenings, early mornings, and weekends.

Work Arrangement: More than 50% in the office. Subject to change in accordance with business requirements.

Police Record Check:

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check.

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Application Contact Information

Company Name:   City of London
Company Website:
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