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Waste Recycling Operative

Wakefield Council
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£24,294.00 - £25,979.00, Grade 5, 37 hours, Permanent
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Job Details

An opportunity exists in the Council’s Street Scene Services for a Waste Recycling Operative working from our depot at Carrwood Road, Castleford. 

What will be expected from me?

The Postholder will be required to demonstrate that they have the following skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • To be an ambassador for the Council when dealing with all stakeholders
  • To be self-motivated and can motivate others.
  • To have a good understanding of Health & Safety procedures.
  • The ability to assess problems and provide practical solutions.
  • To have the ability to prioritise conflicting demands
  • To display basic numeracy and literacy skills

What I might be doing?

The post holder as part of their roles and responsibilities will:

  • Collection of recycling materials from domestic, commercial and trade properties throughout the district.
  • Use judgement to determine the appropriate items of waste to be removed.
  • Use own initiative in dealing with basic issues that arise on a site.
  • Liaise with the Team Leader on any requested from the public direct to Office.
  • Report any receptacles that are defective to the Team Leader.

Essential requirements:

  • Good knowledge of the waste and recycling industry.
  • Good understanding of health and safety procedures.

What can I expect?

  • This is a full-Time post of 37 hours per week.
  • 26 days of Holidays plus 8 Bank Holidays.
  • Support and ongoing training.
  • Discounted and subsidised public transport (Arriva Bus Annual Travel Ticket, Northern Trains Limited (NTL), MetroCard)
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Great range of benefits including discounted membership to our excellent leisure facilities with free 12 weeks exercise program with a dedicated personal trainer, discounts for a range of retail, entertainment, health and leisure providers, cycle to work scheme and many more.

Want to Know More?

If you would like to know more about the role, the recruitment process or working for Wakefield Council feel free to contact Darren Lacey or Darren Woodcock.

Tel: 01977 722094

E-mail: or

20140115WasteRecyclingOperative (6).pdf

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


Company info
01924 306039
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
West Yorkshire

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