1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Materials Recycler
      Scrap Materials Buyer

Salvages materials from industrial, commercial and private establishments for resale.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is completion of compulsory secondary education or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • inspects scrap materials at industrial, commercial or private establishments
  • negotiates purchase contracts or sale prices
  • collects and sorts scrap materials according to type, size, condition, colouring, marking or other characteristics
  • salvages reusable materials, labels and disposes of waste
  • moves reusable materials to holding, recycling or processing areas
  • sells materials and arranges for delivery and payment
  • maintains lists of prices and trends for various scrap materials
  • may process materials by baling, shredding, screening, pulping or other methods

Bottle Dealer
Waste Recycler

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