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Landfill Attendant

The City of Kawartha Lakes is seeking an individual to fulfill the temporary part-time position of:



Job# 16-121

(Internal/External Posting)

CUPE 855 Outside

$17.50 – $21.17


Reports to:               Supervisor, Waste Management Operations

Duration:                  Up to three (3) months

Hours of Work:       Up to twenty-four (24) hours per week that will include day, afternoon,

evening, and weekend shifts

Work Location:       Travel will be required throughout the municipality; work locations may vary.


Job Description:

  • Operate a commercial scale, enter load information in a computer system, weigh customer load, calculate fees, collect payments using both cash and debit transactions, prepare charge and cash tickets, and issue receipts
  • Maintain a working cash float, prepare deposit slips and reconciliation forms as well as make bank deposits
  • Verify residence of customers and check list of denied landfill users and deny use of landfill if person is on list
  • Input ticket information into computer database, perform computer daily backup and monthly download
  • Direct landfill users to appropriate area, inspect loads to ensure only acceptable refuse enters the site and notify appropriate personnel of loads containing questionable waste material
  • Maintain order and cleanliness of grounds including but not limited to cutting grass, snow removal, painting, sweeping, and litter collection, at any of the active and inactive City landfill sites
  • Segregate incoming materials moving to appropriate location/bin, and/or manually stack or package items (i.e. tires, electronics, scrap metal, hazardous waste,) for shipment
  • Apply cover material to exposed refuse in designated areas
  • Prepare incident reports and other documentation
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


Skills/Education Required:

  • Secondary School diploma  
  • Experience in handling cash and receipts preferred
  • WHIMS, First Aid, CPR preferred
  • Effective oral communication and strong interpersonal skills to deal with members of the public, council and all levels of staff
  • Demonstrated time-management skills with the ability to prioritize workloads and meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to work independently or as an effective member of a team
  • Must have legible and accurate writing ability, along with mathematical skills for cash handling duties
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, the internet, and any other related software
  • Possess and maintain a valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence


Applicants must be prepared for skill testing.


Interested applicants are invited to apply in confidence no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 28, 2016, to:


Human Resources Officer

City of Kawartha Lakes

P.O. Box 9000, 28 Francis Street

Lindsay, ON K9V 5R8

Or e-mail to


Please quote position and job number on your submission.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.  We will accommodate the needs of applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.  Please advise Human Resources to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.

Date posted:  October 18, 2016

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