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8996 Recycling and Rubbish Collectors

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

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

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • 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

Occupation:

  • 899611 Recycling or Rubbish Collector

899611 Recycling or Rubbish Collector

Alternative Title:

  • Waste Removalist

Collects household, commercial and industrial waste for recycling or disposal.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisation:

  • Garbage Depot Worker