Brush & Bulk Item - Refuse Collector

Solid Waste & Recycling, 149 Gann St, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #66
Tuesday, October 5, 2021


Under general supervision, to perform heavy manual work involved in the collection of refuse material and in the removal of brush and bulky items from alleys, curb sides, or other designated locations according to established policies and procedures. 


Exercises no supervision. 


  1. Operates equipment mechanism for loading, compressing, and dumping refuse material. 

  1. Directs the driver/operator in movement of refuse truck in alleys and street pick up locations. 

  1. Cut limbs, brush, and related growths, which interfere with the safe movement of vehicles in alleys. 

  1. Pick up and empty refuse containers into vehicle; return containers to original locations. 

  1. Collect loose debris and brush piles as required; load into vehicle. 

  1. Identify defective containers. 


Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge of:

Safe and proper lifting techniques. 

Skill to:

Operate a hydraulic compactor unit and hydraulic/air tailgate lift unit. 

Operate a chain saw. 

Perform strenuous physical work for long periods of time. 

Ability to:

Understand and follow oral and written instructions. 

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. 

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.

Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

Experience and Training Guidelines:

Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.  Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:


Experience in heavy manual work is required.


A high school diploma or GED is required.

License or Certificate:

A valid Texas driver’s license; the ability to obtain one within ninety (90) days or a military waiver is required.

Special Requirements:

Ability to sit, stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, and twist.

With or without accommodations, ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Exposure to cold, heat, noise, outdoors, vibration, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards.

Ability to travel to different sites.

Must be available for shift, on-call, and stand-by work. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $12.11
  • Max Hiring Rate $14.50
  • Solid Waste & Recycling, 149 Gann St, Abilene, Texas, United States of America