1-6. PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS
a. Supervisors. Supervisors are responsible for the efficient and economic
collection and disposal of refuse. The supervisor:
(1) Supervises collection crews.
(2) Determines conditions and changes that affect quantities, types, or
distribution of materials collected.
(3) Effects changes in the collection system accordingly.
(4) Assigns trucks to pickup stations when more than one type of collection
vehicle is used.
(5) Selects routes for best utilization of each type of truck.
b. Drivers. The truck driver is foreman of the loaders working on the truck. He
(1) Ensure that materials are kept segregated on the truck whenever
required. For segregated wastes, separate trucks are needed for the separate wastes.
(2) Report pickup stations where materials are segregated improperly.
(3) Assist the loaders in loading heavy or unwieldy materials. On multiple
container equipment, the truck driver works alone. This method saves time and
c. Loaders. The number of men in a truck crew, in addition to the driver,
depends on the type of collection truck and the kind and quantity of refuse accumulated
on the collection route. Two loaders are usually enough to work on the ground level.
An additional loader is sometimes required on routes where accumulations are large,
pickup stations are close together, or where ashes or other heavy materials are
collected. Loaders, as well as drivers, must be:
(1) Familiar with requirements for segregation of materials (but do not
separate improperly segregated materials).
(2) Careful to avoid spilling garbage during collection. If garbage is spilled,
the loaders must clean up the area immediately.
NOTE: Trucks with special collection bodies are operated only by personnel especially
trained for the work.