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High Country Conservation Now Hiring: Recycling Positions Available!

The High Country Conservation Center (HC3) is hiring two new recycling positions, each with their own unique scope of work. These roles will help Summit County reach its goal of 40% waste diversion by 2035.

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Resource Central is looking to hire their next Program Director

The Program Director leads our popular building Materials Reuse program -- a national model for reducing waste that has diverted more than 50 million pounds of materials from landfills. Our Reuse program accepts donated building materials and makes them available to community members at affordable prices so they can improve their homes, make needed repairs, and live more sustainably. The Program Director leads program strategy, operations, people management, safety, impact, and financials. In addition to overseeing retail operations for a $1M program, the Program Director is responsible for leading inventory acquisition and off-site deconstruction pick-up strategy. As a member of the senior leadership team, this person is also responsible for developing & implementing strategic priorities, leading with integrity, building a positive culture, and maintaining key relationships with community partners.

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Apply for the Waste No More Implementation Task Force

On November 8, 2022, 70% of Denver voters approved the Waste No More ballot initiative. By law, it must be implemented as written and no changes can be made to the ordinance for at least six months. The city is forming a task force to consider revisions to clarify the requirements, define the city’s enforcement process, and adjust the implementation timeline. The ballot sponsors and members of City Council will be on the Task Force, and any revisions must achieve approval from a supermajority of City Council (10 of 13 members). 
The City and County of Denver seeks representatives of the sectors directly impacted by the ordinance (i.e., office and apartment building owners/managers, food service providers, special event managers, construction companies), and other interested parties such as waste haulers and processors, small businesses, labor, environmental advocates, and residents, to serve on the Task Force. The Task Force will aim to operate by consensus, not majority rule, so it is crucial that all members come to the table willing to deliberate in good faith, receptive to new ideas, and ready to navigate competing priorities. City staff from multiple agencies will serve as technical advisors but will not be voting members. The job of the task force is not to rewrite the ordinance, rather it is to make recommendations to city staff who will then determine which recommendations warrant a revision to the ordinance, and which may be achieved through rules and regulations.
The Task Force will meet according to the schedule listed below, and members should expect 1-4 hours of additional reading or research between meetings. Members may have the option to join subject-specific working groups which would likely require an additional 2-hour meeting per month. Barring any public heath directives limiting in-person meetings, the kick-off meeting will be held in person only at the Wellington Webb Municipal Building (201 W. Colfax). A hybrid option will be available for future meetings. All meetings will be open for the public to observe.


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Environmental Sustainability Specialist Position Opening with Denver International Airport

The Denver International Airport is seeking an Environmental Sustainability Specialist. This position implements DEN’s sustainability and environmental programs for operational compliance and contributes to their continuous improvement. Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Leads DEN’s solid waste diversion program including management of our facility wide waste management and diversion contract. This contract is an almost $2M waste hauling contract at the 3rd busiest airport in the world. Successful coordination of the contract requires extensive attention to detail, ability to get stakeholders to meet commitments, adhering to DEN contractual requirements, and exploring ways to enhance service levels and drive waste diversion. This work includes hands on work in the field at DEN.
  • Implements all manner of solid waste diversion programs including recycling of single stream materials, compost collection, food donation, plastic film and wooden pallets collection, etc.
  • Acts as a creative thinker to further develop and expand the waste diversion programs at DEN. You will need to work creatively and persistently to streamline processes, pilot new programs, apply for grant opportunities, and report on waste diversion metrics in support of DEN’s diversion goals.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert (SME) for DEN’s robust Construction and Demolition/Deconstruction program that includes extensive concrete and asphalt recycling. Supports special initiatives conducted on a project by project basis under the LEED framework.
  • Coordinates program implementation with numerous and diverse internal and external stakeholders, including airlines, restaurants/concessionaires, city employees, and the traveling public. Facilitates specialized environmental or public health initiatives, projects, or programs and makes policy recommendations to internal and external stakeholders by establishing and achieving objectives. Conducts needs assessments and directs evaluation to ensure program is achieving its objectives. Determines and implements changes to policies and procedures based on feedback from stakeholders.

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City & County of Denver is looking for a Manager of Zero Waste & Circular Economy

Climate disruption is here. It is past time for Denver to aim for zero waste citywide, build a circular economy, and implement the policies and programs envisioned in the Sustainable Resource Management Plan. City & County of Denver- Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency (CASR) is seeking a Manager of Zero Waste and Circular Economy to lead this work while prioritizing stakeholder engagement, local end market development, internal sustainable purchasing practices, and policy and programs that focus on reducing consumption and waste generation through reuse and repair systems.

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City of Greeley RFP posting for a Waste Characterization Study

The Waste Characterization tasks outlined within this RFP will play a significant role in informing the overall goals and objectives outlined in our Waste Diversion Study. Please find an overview of these goals and objectives below:

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Colorado Circular Economy Development Center Request for Proposals

The deadline for the Circular Economy Development Center has been extended to February 10, 2023. An updated schedule is posted below.

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FRWD board of directors now accepting applications

The Front Range Waste Diversion Enterprise (FRWD) board of directors is now accepting applications! Join this important board to provide grant funds and technical assistance to Front Range communities to increase recycling, composting, and waste reduction.

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Perks Deconstruction is looking for a Crew Foreman

Perks Deconstruction is looking for an experienced, motivated, and organized Crew Foreman to lead our team of general laborers and collaborate with our project manager to complete the scope of work for deconstruction projects from small kitchen and bath remodels to large, multi-week, full house deconstruction projects. Perks Deconstruction is committed to improving sustainability of the construction world by reducing the amount of waste lost everyday in landfills. We take a surgical approach to demolition in order to salvage and recycle building materials, diverting waste to strategic partners to find life once again. Candidates should share this alignment and be problem solvers and critical thinkers, highly communicative, and able to anticipate and mitigate safety issues. Required: 3 years experience in construction with an understanding of structural and non-structural demolition, skid steer and forklift operation experience, framing experience, OSHA 10-Hour Safety Training. Employment begins immediately. Position is full time and in person at job sites. Compensation: $25 - $30/hour to start, Medical/Dental/Vision benefits,  8 Company paid holidays, and 10 days paid vacation in the first year of employment. Up to $5000 performance bonus potential. Please send resume and three professional references to apply.

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