Profession recycling worker
Recycling workers clean materials and remove waste, and ensure the waste and collected materials are sorted in the appropriate recycling containers. They also dismantle vehicles and sort the parts collected, and deposit recyclable materials onto conveyor belts where they can be further sorted.
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- Health, safety and hygiene legislation
The set of health, safety and hygiene standards and items of legislation applicable in a specific sector.
- Waste and scrap products
The offered waste and scrap products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.
- Waste management
The methods, materials and regulations used to collect, transport, treat and dispose of waste. This includes recycling and monitoring of waste disposal.
- Use personal protection equipment
Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.
- Ensure compliance with waste legislative regulations
Implement and monitor company procedures for the collection, transport and disposal of waste, in compliance with all regulations and legal requirements.
- Operate recycling processing equipment
Operate recycling processing equipment such as granulators, crushers and balers; process and sort materials to be recycled.
- Assess waste type
Identify waste materials during collection and sorting operations which can either be recycled, disposed of, or otherwise treated, in order to assess the way in which they need to be treated and sorted.
- Collect broken appliances
Collect or receive products which are no longer functional and cannot be repaired from households, organisations or collection facilities so that they can be sorted for disposal or recycling.
- Dispose waste
Dispose waste in accordance with legislation, thereby respecting environmental and company responsibilities.
- Manage waste
Manage or dispose of significant amounts of waste materials or hazardous materials. Ensure required licenses and permits are in place and reasonable management practices, industry standards, or commonly accepted farming practices followed.
- Handle chemical cleaning agents
Ensure proper handling, storage and disposal of cleaning chemicals in accordance with regulations.
- Dismantle broken appliances
Dismantle equipment and appliances which are broken and ineligible for repair so that their separate components can be sorted, recycled, and disposed of in a manner which is compliant with waste and recycling legislation.
Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.
Optional knowledge and skillselectricity operate forklift drain hazardous liquids dispose of non-hazardous waste electronics principles remove contaminants assess contamination pollution prevention follow recycling collection schedules control delivered waste install recycling containers advise on waste management procedures maintain recycling records perform laboratory tests sort waste hazardous waste storage monitor composting avoid contamination dispose of hazardous waste maintain sorting equipment report pollution incidents educate on recycling regulations
Source: Sisyphus ODB