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Refuse Collector

  • Location

    Nuneaton, Warwickshire

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  • Salary:

    £8.75 - £9.19 per hour

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    5 Months

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Our client is seeking a Refuse Collector on an initial 5 month contract with the possibility of an extension.

Working Hours:

37 Hours per week

Monday - Friday

Pay Rate:

£8.75 p/h

Job Purpose:

To provide a daily refuse service, working as part of a small team on a rounds based operation, which may be responsible for domestic waste collection, trade waste collection or recycling.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sort items set out for recycling and throw materials into designated truck compartments.
  • Organise schedules for refuse collection.
  • Provide quotes for refuse collection contracts.
  • Inspect trucks prior to beginning routes to ensure safe operating condition.
  • Refuel trucks and add other necessary fluids, such as oil.
  • Fill out any needed reports for defective equipment.
  • Drive to disposal sites to empty trucks that have been filled.
  • Drive trucks along established routes through residential streets and alleys, or through business and industrial areas.
  • Operate equipment that compresses the collected refuse.
  • Operate automated or semi-automated hoisting devices that raise refuse bins and dump contents into openings in truck bodies.
  • Dismount garbage trucks to collect garbage and remount trucks to ride to the next collection point.
  • Communicate with dispatchers concerning delays, unsafe sites, accidents, equipment breakdowns, and other maintenance problems.
  • Keep informed of road and weather conditions to determine how routes will be affected.
  • Tag garbage or recycling containers to inform customers of problems such as excess garbage or inclusion of items that are not permitted.

Skills and Experience:

  • Aware of safe working practices.
  • Able to understand verbal instruction, working with supervision within a small team.
  • Physically able to collect wheeled bins, sacks, commercial waste bins, and recycling boxes
  • making appropriate use of the mechanical bin lifts where applicable.


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