Temp Part-time Compost Driver

This position has been filled! To be considered next time we’re hiring, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@littlegreenbucket.com

Little Green Bucket diverts food waste and other organic material from the local landfill, where it emits methane, and instead gives it a second chance as compost, providing invaluable nutrition to local soils. We proudly collect food waste from nearly 1000 families in the Albuquerque area. Our residential drivers are the heart and soul of our compost service, collecting buckets of food waste from homes and small businesses all over Albuquerque and providing the first line of defense against plastic contamination.

We’re looking for kind, cool individuals who are passionate about the environment and aren’t scared to get a little dirty. This is a temp position, for Wednesdays from July 5th thru the middle of August. The ideal candidate would also have some availability to cover other drivers in case of illness, etc.


  • Deliver empty buckets and collect full buckets at up to 80 homes per shift (30-65 houses is typical).
  • Screen compost buckets for plastic contamination while dumping them into larger containers.

Hours, Pay & Benefits

  • $17/hr
  • Our work week is Tuesday – Friday. We aim to complete all pickups between 9am and 4pm, and each shift involves about 30 minutes of prep and 30-60 minutes of post-route work.
  • Drivers who use their own vehicles are compensated $0.655 per mile (mileage rate is based on the federal rate and updates each year on Jan 1).
  • Free composting (of course)

Minimum Qualifications

  • A positive attitude, attention to detail, and a demonstrable commitment to environmentalism, recycling, social justice and/or soils.
  • Ability to repeatedly lift and carry buckets weighing up to 30lbs.
  • A clean driving record and active NM liability insurance.
  • Proficient with a smartphone and quick to learn new apps.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A reliable pickup truck or small cargo van is a plus. We do have two fleet vans and a company owned truck, but personal vehicles allow us much greater scheduling flexibility, so applicants with their own work vehicle have an advantage.
  • Ability to lift larger commercial containers (up to 120 lbs) several times per day.
  • Knowledge of the recycling or composting industries.

About our team

Our team does not look like most waste management companies. We are currently 40% LGBTQ+ and 60% female or non-binary. We were born in 5 different decades and arrived at Little Green Bucket via wildly different career, educational and life paths. We believe that environmental sustainability is not sufficient to create a thriving future for humanity; there must be environmental justice, and for that there must also be social justice. We’re proud to practice inclusive hiring, to provide worker-friendly stable jobs paying a living wage, to maintain a safe and flexible work environment and culture, and to continuously improve our employment policies and practices. BIPOC, LGBTQ+, female, and non-binary candidates are enthusiastically encouraged to apply. 

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to jobs@littlegreenbucket.com. Please include the year/make/model of your vehicle, if you have one.