Recycling and Rubbish Collectors

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Recycling and Rubbish Collectors

Recycling and Rubbish Collectors collect household, commercial and industrial waste for recycling and disposal.

Fun facts

  • Stable Future Growth
  • 1230 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 69% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 6% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by recycling and rubbish collectors. A few are listed below:

  • riding on and in garbage and recycling trucks
  • collecting rubbish and items for recycling from domestic, commercial and industrial premises
  • loading rubbish and recycling into bins and garbage and recycling trucks
  • unloading garbage and recycling trucks
  • may operate compacting equipment on garbage trucks
  • may supervise other garbage collectors

Specific occupations

  • Recycling or Rubbish Collector
  • Waste Removalist
  • Garbage Depot Worker