Waste Connections, Inc Residential Garbage Truck Driver in Coquitlam, British Columbia

Job Title

Residential Garbage Truck Driver

Employee Type


Requisition Primary Location

Coquitlam, British Columbia

Job Description

Now hiring in **COQUITLAM**

- Residential Garbage Truck Drivers - Automatic Side Load

- $24.89 per hour

If you are looking for a great place to work, a change from your current setting, or want to be a part of a positive team culture, then we want to hear from you.

Waste Connections of Canada is looking for drivers to help shape our organization into one of the premier waste companies in North America.

Position Summary

The Driver ensures safe operation of a truck, while driving, loading/unloading. The driver drives to customer location for pick up, and hoists bin onto truck to empty contents using a hydraulic lift. The driver proceeds to subsequent customers until the truck has a full load, and then dumps the load at a transfer station before continuing customer pickups.

Main Accountabilities

  • Ensure safe operation of a truck, while driving and loading.

  • Drive to customer location for pickup, and position truck safely to ensure an easy lift.

  • Hoist bin onto truck and empty contents using hydraulic lift. (Note: for side load, roll bins and hook on side of truck to lift)

  • Replace bin (may need to unlock/relock gate or bin) and lift next bin.

  • Engage blade to pack/compact loads (after lifting a few bins).

  • Ensure customer satisfaction through reliable service

  • Complete special pickups, as requested by Dispatcher.

  • Dump contents at designated transfer station or landfill.

  • Unload contents by moving blade forward, using safe procedures

  • Review run sheet listing calls and identify any potential issues.

  • Pre/Post Trip inspections

  • Document any concerns to be checked by mechanic and complete VCR.


  • Commercial drivers’ license is required and must be maintained.

  • Class 3 or higher Commercial Drivers License with an air-brake endorsement.

  • Excellent spatial skills to position vehicle and bins effectively and drive accident free.

  • Effective communication skills to convey information to dispatcher and customers.

  • Knowledge of the area and traffic patterns in order to schedule a run or take a detour is a strong asset.

  • Physically mobile: able to climb in and out of truck to unlock/lock bins (or roll recycling containers) and to clean out truck after dumping contents.

Physical Demand

  • Seated in a truck, may need to be outside (exposed to heat/cold, rain) briefly to unlock or lock bins or enclosures.

  • Need to climb into truck after unloading at transfer station and sweep or shovel out some debris. Lifting over 10 pounds rarely required.

  • For side load, needs to climb in and out of truck at each customer site and roll bins weighing about 50 pounds (depends on contents e.g., cans vs paper) a few feet to truck and back.

  • Exposed to elements for a few minutes at each larger site.

Come join a great group of drivers who work together to ensure the job gets done every day while maintaining a focus on safety, integrity and customer service.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Job Requirements:







Who We Are

Waste Connections Inc. is an integrated solid waste services company that provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in mostly exclusive and secondary markets. Our goal is to create an environment where self-directed, empowered employees strive to consistently fulfill our constituent commitments and seek to create positive impacts through interactions with customers, communities, and fellow employees.


Waste Connections is always working to protect the health of the communities we serve, and we are grateful for the hard work and dedication that you bring to your job every day. Working here means you are a safety-minded individual who is making important contributions on a daily basis that will make a positive impact on those around you. We appreciate that you are a person of integrity who takes pride in the work you do.

Our Opportunities


People who want to gain valuable professional experience will find that Waste Connections is a fantastic place to work. You’ll enjoy the opportunity for beneficial training and professional development opportunities that can help enhance your skills and lead the way to a more promising future.


Bring your passion to succeed and you’ll quickly discover that great opportunities are all around you. At Waste Connections, you’ll thrive if you are friendly, dedicated, and prefer a work hard/play hard culture that is focused on maintaining our reputation as the premier waste services company in the markets we serve.