Waste Management Student

At the Region of Halton, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Halton is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process.


Halton Region serves more than 595,000 residents throughout Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. We are committed to the delivery of high quality programs and services that make Halton a great place to live and work.


We are committed to the delivery of high quality services in support of making Halton Region a great place to live, work, raise a family, and retire.  We are a supportive, challenging and rewarding place to work where you will be recognized for your accomplishments and contributions, and encouraged to grow and succeed in your career.


If you are looking for a role where you can lead a team towards the delivery of municipal infrastructure projects for the residents of Halton, we want to hear from you. Over the next 10 years, the Region will be investing over $5 billion in transportation, water and wastewater infrastructure. We are committed to delivering high quality infrastructure for the residents, businesses and visitors to Halton Region, and are looking for dedicated, forward thinking and enthusiastic individuals to join our Public Works team!


Posting ID: 846
Department: Public Works
Division: Waste Management & Road Operations
Job Type: Student
Contract Duration: 7 months   
Hours of Work: 8 hours per week
Work Location: Halton Waste Management Site, 5400 Regional Road 25, Oakville 
Employee Group: OCT
Posting Date: August 5, 2022




Job Summary

This position is responsible for assisting with maintaining the Halton Waste Management Site (HWMS), assisting customers in appropriately disposing of waste, assisting with coverage at the Scalehouse with processing financial transactions and following policy and regulation requirements to ensure compliance with waste management standards.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists with container station operations and directs customers to the appropriate waste management bins.
  • Inspects loads for acceptable and unacceptable materials.
  • Cleans and maintains the Waste Management Site.
  • Answers customer inquiries and assists when required.
  • Ensures compliance with site regulations and policies, such as material diversion and safety.
  • Performs Waste Management Site maintenance functions, such as collecting litter and snow removal.
  • Assists with Scalehouse operations, by maintaining a computerized landfill information system including accurate collection, screening and input of customer, sorting and filing tickets, and handling cash, credit card and debit card transactions.
  • Operates light equipment, pick-up truck and all-terrain vehicle.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications


  • Candidate must be working towards an undergraduate degree or diploma in Environmental Studies or a related field of study.
  • Must be able to respond accordingly to written and verbal communications, as well as work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Must be flexible with assigned duties and be able to provide strong customer service in a pleasant, diplomatic and helpful manner.



  • Preference will be given to candidates who have previous customer service experience in a similar setting.
  • Excellent computer skills and a mechanical aptitude.

Working/ Employment Conditions

Working Conditions

  • The incumbent must be able to perform all the necessary physical tasks associated with the position.
  • This position requires work to be performed in inclement weather conditions and challenging terrain (steep, slippery slopes) and requires heavy lifting in excess of 20 kg.  
  • Availability for regular work on Saturdays and Sundays (the HWMS is open Sundays 8am – 12pm in May and June) is also required.


Employment Conditions

  • The incumbent will be required to drive a Regional vehicle and will be required to provide a copy of their G Ontario driver’s license and a driver’s abstract, by their first day of employment. 
  • In support of the Region’s commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, the Region has a vaccination requirement for all employees. The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to provide proof of vaccination. The candidate will be asked to provide the Region with proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Code, a request for accommodation can be requested and written proof satisfactory to the Region will be required.


Important information about your application:

  • If you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.
  • We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
  • Applications will be accepted up to midnight of the application deadline.
  • If you experience any issues with submitting your application, please contact HR Access at 905-825-6000 extension 7700.
  • Applications that are not submitted online will not be considered.
  • Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.
  • If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by email and/or phone. Please ensure the contact information provided on your resume is up to date and that you check your email and voicemail regularly.