Profession refuse collector
Refuse collectors remove waste from homes and other facilities and put it in the bin lorry so it can be transported to a treatment and disposal facility. They assist the driver of the bin lorry, help unload the waste, and record the amount of refuse collected. They may also collect waste from construction and demolition sites, and hazardous waste.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Waste and scrap products
The offered waste and scrap products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.
- Health, safety and hygiene legislation
The set of health, safety and hygiene standards and items of legislation applicable in a specific sector.
- Waste management
The methods, materials and regulations used to collect, transport, treat and dispose of waste. This includes recycling and monitoring of waste disposal.
- Collect industrial waste
Collect non-hazardous or hazardous waste which is produced by industrial activities, such as paints, chemicals, industrial byproducts, and radioactive waste.
- Apply hygiene and safety regulations
Pursue optimal safety, health and hygiene circumstances, taking into account local regulations and personal requirements. Manage waste disposal according to local laws and regulations.
- Maintain waste collection records
Maintain records on waste collection routes, scheduling, and types and volume of waste collected.
- Maintain refuse collection equipment
Identify and repair minor damage to refuse collection equipment as well as perform routine maintenance tasks.
- 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 domestic waste
Collect non-hazardous waste from residential areas and homes in order to remove it from the area and transport it to a waste treatment and disposal facility.
- 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.
Optional knowledge and skillssort waste hazardous waste storage identify damage to public space empty community waste collection bins use personal protection equipment operate recycling processing equipment dispose of non-hazardous waste monitor civic amenity sites dispose of hazardous waste pollution prevention handle chemical cleaning agents maintain recycling records report pollution incidents educate on recycling regulations install recycling containers waste transport legislation
Common job titles
- Driver trainee
- Refuse collector
- Refuse collector 1
- Temporary refuse collector - public works/street
- Refuse collector (recycling)
- Medical biller/collector- full time
- Waste collector
- 821 - solid waste worker iii