What Are Some Types of Sanitation Employment Available?

Jobs in the sanitation field include solid waste management, recyclables and garbage collection, street sweeping, janitorial work and community coordination. Job seekers can search for sanitation employment either on city or county websites or through a generic job search website such as Indeed.com or Monster.com.

Some sanitation employers require workers to have experience in certain entry-level sanitation jobs before progressing to a higher career. For example, New York City's Department of Sanitation usually requires applicants to start as sanitation workers before moving up. The city pulls employees from the civil service list and requires them to pass exams before employment.