Waste Recovery Coordinator

I Love A Clean San Diego is in the business of change. Help us awaken passion and inspire environmental action, as we work to improve the health and beauty of San Diego. If you’re looking for a dynamic, impact-driven organization that values passion and professionalism, we want to meet you! I Love A Clean San Diego is passion in action.

REPORTS TO: Waste Recovery Manager
TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, non-exempt
PAY RATE: $16.75/hour; mileage reimbursement ($0.58 or current CA reimbursement rate)


The Waste Recovery Coordinator will perform various public service and administrative tasks related to I Love A Clean San Diego’s (ILACSD) Zero Waste Database, WasteFreeSD.org. Staff member will support the department’s school recycling and waste reduction infrastructure program as needed, including supporting waste audits and contract administration. Coordinator will support Used Oil Recycling Program activities, including Oil Filter Exchange Events, annual used oil report, and Certified Oil Collection Center inspections and reporting. Additionally, the Waste Recovery Coordinator will assist ILACSD’s Community Program Department and other departments with various tasks as needed.


  • Operate a multi-line phone system and respond to inbound recycling, household hazardous waste, and storm water calls and requests from the public
  • Provide quality information and customer service to the public
  • Operate and update ILACSD’s proprietary online Zero Waste Database, WasteFreeSD.org
  • Assist with the marketing and promotion of Zero Waste Database, WasteFreeSD.org
  • Conduct call center administrative duties including appointment scheduling, call logs, mailings, publication inventory, and correspondence
  • Complete data support for monthly WasteFreeSD usage reports, including tracking trends and inquiries tracking
  • Support the organization and facilitation of Used Oil Filter Exchange events for the public
  • Perform certified used oil collection center site visit inspections to support auto stores properly post signage and display oil recycling information
  • Assist the Community Program Department including gathering supplies, checking in/out of volunteer kits and supplies including interacting with volunteers, clients, walk-ins
  • Attend organization events, booths, and cleanups
  • Assist other departments as needed including general office tasks and outreach events, as needed
  • Foster positive relationships with residents and businesses who can assist ILACSD in fulfilling its mission
  • Other ILACSD supporting activities as necessary


  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) required
  • Must possess good phone and customer service skills
  • Extremely proficient with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word
  • Effective written and spoken communication skills for diverse audiences
  • High level of organization and attention to detail, savvy with technology and data tracking
  • Multi-tasker and quick learner
  • Ability to work well independently and on a team
  • Knowledge of San Diego region (preferred)
  • Knowledge of environmental challenges facing San Diego County, including emerging issues like zero waste

I Love A Clean San Diego is a value-driven organization. As such, it’s essential all team members exhibit ILACSD’s following core values and office culture:

Core Values:

  • Live the mission
  • Inspire environmental change
  • Value partnerships
  • Exhibit positive attitude

Office Culture:

  • Communicate openly to ensure collaboration
  • Understanding and supportive of each other and the team
  • Respect others and value their opinions
  • Encourage learning and growth


  • Paid time off (PTO) plan
  • Employer-sponsored health and dental plans
  • Generous paid holiday schedule
  • Alternative Work Schedule opportunity after 90 days
  • 403B program with match opportunity after 90 days


If interested in applying, send resume and cover letter as PDF to Natalie Roberts-DeCarli at nroberts@cleansd.org.

No calls please.

I Love A Clean San Diego provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, age, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, caregiver status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.